The threat of encirclement south of Tripoli arose over the forces of Marshal Haftar


From Libya, information continues to come about the transition of Al-Vatiya airbase to the control of the forces of the so-called Government of National Accord. This government, led by Fayez Saraj, is considered legitimate by the United Nations. Recall that earlier the command of the PNS forces declared "a lightning assault on the putschists' positions (as the Libyan National Army is called in Tripoli - approx." Military Review ") after several days of shelling their positions."


If you take into account this statement of the officers of the PNS troops, then the final assault on Al-Vatiya cannot be called unexpected for the forces of Marshal Khalifa Haftar.

Today, reports come from the west of Libya that, with the support of Turkish forces, PNS troops regrouped and are trying to encircle the forces of the Libyan National Army. With the active support of Turkey, as well as with the support of pro-Turkish militants deployed from the north-west of the Syrian Arab Republic, the troops of Saraj took control of the cities of Al-Javsh, Badr and Tichi (Tiji). The threat of encirclement of Haftar forces is high.

Thus, it can be stated that Haftar’s troops actually “overslept” the formation of the strike forces of their opponents, if at all they were going to conduct active battles after the proclamation by the Field Marshal of the transfer of power in the country “to the hands of the LNA”. The formation of shock groups of the PNS and Turkish forces was carried out virtually in a semicircle in the region of Al-Vatiya and several settlements near the borders with Tunisia. In this regard, the question arises, what was the military intelligence of Khalifa Haftar doing at that moment?

If the PNS and the Turkish media claim that the operation was guaranteed by the use of UAV strike drills, another question arises: why did the Pantsir air defense missile system, which the United Arab Emirates put to Haft, were in the hangar during these attacks? Was it defective and undergoing repairs? Or were they not originally going to use it? And the use of other air defense systems in a single version in the middle of the desert is more than a strange decision, given the fact that these systems were destroyed or damaged by air and ground attacks.

In this regard, some experts believe that the surrender of Al-Vatiya along with the actual refusal to conduct full-fledged battles while possessing a large arsenal of effective weapons and military technology can speak either of the extremely low competence of Haftar officers, or of the presence in the command circles of forces at least sympathetic to the enemy.

The threat of encirclement south of Tripoli arose over the forces of Marshal Haftar


In the meantime, the trophy ZRPK “Shell” on the MAN chassis of the PNS was transported to Tripoli using an auto platform and transported through the city streets as a demonstration of its military success.
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  1. But this is serious ...
    1. Civil 19 May 2020 13: 21 New
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      It is necessary to remind Haftar that "field marshals are not hanged", you never know ...
      1. vadim dok 19 May 2020 16: 54 New
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        The havtor is not a “field marshal” - he is a complete Marshal!
  2. knn54 19 May 2020 13: 32 New
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    Or "grandfather" time to retire.
  3. Vasyan1971 19 May 2020 13: 37 New
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    The “bros” of Haftar threw, as they threw Saddam at the time.
  4. rotmistr60 19 May 2020 13: 37 New
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    with the support of Turkish forces PNS troops regrouped and try to encircle the forces of the Libyan National Army
    If not for Turkey, what success would the “legitimate” Saraj report? So, as before, he received denticles and cried in front of the world community.
    The "shell" ... was taken through the streets of the city as a demonstration of its military success.
    In the east and do not boast.
    1. no one 19 May 2020 15: 06 New
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      And if not for the Egypt of the Russian Federation and the UAE Haftar, what was he reporting about?
      1. Graz 19 May 2020 17: 52 New
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        actually, Turkish troops are fighting for Saraj with full military equipment
    2. PalBor 19 May 2020 19: 38 New
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      It's true. According to recent reports, 1 Turkish missile frigate, 3 Anka-S UAVs, up to 10 Bayraktar, 800-850 Syrian fighters, 200-250 PNS fighters participated in the assault on the air base. They talk about the help of Italy. The air defense bases and the main defense points were suppressed by cruise missiles from the frigate, then it’s a matter of technology. Idlib militants finished off, the locals danced on the background of the charred "Shell". Business then.
      Egypt, the UAE and France have tensed, it seems, will sharply increase aid to Haftar, and not only with weapons. Even Putin called the Sultan. We are waiting for the answer.
      By the way, stop repeating the nonsense about the legitimacy of the Sarraj government. He was given "legality" for 2 years, so that the All-European elections would be prepared and held. These two years ended already about 4 years.
      1. Comrade Michael 19 May 2020 22: 34 New
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        To whom is the answer? To the Turks? Yes, we in Syria will not give them an answer ... Let's pretend to be hoses and say that Russia is not there ... Failsafe, proven method ....
        1. PalBor 20 May 2020 09: 08 New
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          The answer is not from Russia, but from the main sponsors of Haftar. And about Russia in Syria. We quickly forgot February-March of this year. Or would you just spit in Russia?
    3. Grits 20 May 2020 05: 05 New
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      Quote: rotmistr60
      If not for Turkey, what success would the “legitimate” Saraj report? So, as before, he received denticles and cried in front of the world community.

      The Turkish tactics of using shock UAVs in conjunction with self-propelled guns, recently worked out in Syria, apparently, and in Libya was very successful. Most likely, in Syria, after analyzing such tactics by our guys, the second time it would not have rolled. And in Libya, went with a bang. Apparently, the Haftar officers are not able to analyze and learn from the mistakes of others. For this they were punished.
  5. Oquzyurd 19 May 2020 13: 44 New
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    “Why did the Shell Shell air defense missile system that the Haftar delivered to the UAE was in the hangar during these attacks?” They write and say that they were only brought on trailers and did not have time to use them. When they were transported, they watched the reconnaissance of UAVs . As soon as they drove into the hangar, immediately bombed them.
    1. Altona 19 May 2020 14: 11 New
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      Quote: Oquzyurd
      "why was the Pantsir air defense missile system, which the United Arab Emirates put to Haftar, in the hangar during these attacks?"

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      If Haftar does not want to pay, then who will serve him the equipment? They sent a "field marshal" in a known direction. He is fighting not for the "great Libya", but for money.
    2. donavi49 19 May 2020 14: 19 New
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      They rolled them out. And then they hid it.

      Here specifically captured.


      Video - why he got caught, it’s just the UAV that shoots as the Carapace moves into this hangar.
      https://twitter.com/Acemal71/status/1261768256496558081

      Here is the second, which was overwhelmed, became, it is unclear the truth, what hit it so that the shelter was formed:


    3. loki565 19 May 2020 14: 39 New
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      And they didn’t even camouflage with tarpaulin on the trawl and rode around the base in the stowed position, when a Turkish UAV drove into the hangar and shot it, even there is already a video from the UAV.
  6. V.I.P. 19 May 2020 13: 57 New
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    I think this trophy will be delivered to Turkey in the near future. Their defense industry is quite serious. So that they will untwist and blind similar under the ASELSAN brand)))
    1. Graz 19 May 2020 17: 54 New
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      you write nonsense if they were sold with a s400, who prevented them from buying a shell, and for a long time
      1. V.I.P. 19 May 2020 18: 07 New
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        Why buy? When possible as the Chinese, looked and did. No need to pay anything to anyone ....
        1. V.I.P. 19 May 2020 18: 16 New
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          Moreover, they have their own. They'll see how to put everything together))))


  7. askort154 19 May 2020 13: 57 New
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    It seems that the “Shell” was malfunctioning, otherwise it would not have been taken to the platform, but it was demonstratively rolled. The capture of the air base and the big buzz in the media, a balm for Erdogan’s soul and a trump card in front of the opposition. Sweet dreams in the clothes of the Sultan will begin to dream more often.
    1. Dysindich 19 May 2020 14: 08 New
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      Yes, for God's sake ... let them dream ..., the main thing is not to forget how the fall of the Golden Port began.
      (It seems that he not only did not forget, but also did not know)
      1. pereselenec 19 May 2020 16: 25 New
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        Quote: Dysindich
        Golden ports.

        When the High Port and the Golden Horde were mixed in a person’s head, I really want to trump with historical knowledge.
        1. Doliva63 19 May 2020 18: 09 New
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          Quote: pereselenec
          Quote: Dysindich
          Golden ports.

          When the High Port and the Golden Horde were mixed in a person’s head, I really want to trump with historical knowledge.

          Not, but if a person wrote vodka with beer - for the soul, so to speak? You can not write this laughing I judge it myself, if that drinks
        2. Oquzyurd 20 May 2020 02: 07 New
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          It’s like the union of chewing gums that the neighbor’s child spoke about. He knew the names of the chewing gums, Dirol and Stimorol, always confused them, he arbitrarily spoke-Dimorol)
  8. Break through 19 May 2020 14: 10 New
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    Haftar has problems with tactics
    1. ABM
      ABM 19 May 2020 14: 21 New
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      With strategy too
    2. Graz 19 May 2020 17: 56 New
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      the main thing is the problems with the cadres, well, against the army of such a state as Turkey, its forces do not roll in a direct clash, only partisan tactics like the Hussites pinch the Saudis
    3. Comrade Michael 20 May 2020 09: 56 New
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      He has a bunch of advisers.
  9. alone 19 May 2020 15: 18 New
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    The havtor proclaiming himself a single ruler, in fact, became the third party to the conflict .. The House of Representatives, which supported the havtor, I think this is not enthusiastic about this. Each military force should also have political power ... It voluntarily renounced this political power. .
    And now the whole group in the West has fallen into such a situation that it seems like there is no way back (the Ways of retreat under the BLPA and artillery strikes), and there is no point in stepping forward (Saraj’s forces have wedged deep into the flanks) .. The case may end in a tight ring and destruction of the whole group ..And then you have to fight at the gates of Benghazi .. And there he can be betrayed by former political allies, whom he threw
  10. Redline 19 May 2020 15: 58 New
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    Turks maladchaga clearly worked.
    electronic warfare complex Russian-made Krasukh sent to the scrap
    1. Comrade Michael 20 May 2020 09: 55 New
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      I read ... But I think this is a secret from our citizens or fake.
  11. qobnvmog 19 May 2020 16: 15 New
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    That is, the Turks are tired of playing cat and mouse between drones and shells. We lost a couple of drones and decided to show who is in charge. Now they will fly quietly.
  12. pereselenec 19 May 2020 16: 23 New
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    Shame: some fat bearded schoolchildren in slippers and rusty Kalashi in hard-fingered fingers drove off the whole MARSHAL.
    1. Grits 20 May 2020 05: 17 New
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      Quote: pereselenec
      Shame: some fat bearded schoolchildren in slippers and rusty Kalashi in hard-fingered fingers drove off the whole MARSHAL.

      So MARSHAL is the same.
  13. Incvizitor 19 May 2020 16: 25 New
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    They need more “needles” and better “willows”.
  14. APASUS 19 May 2020 16: 39 New
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    I see the number of players in the Libyan conflict is increasing, and the parties began to take direct part.
  15. Sergey Mikula 19 May 2020 18: 25 New
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    This government, led by Fayez Saraj, is considered legitimate by the United Nations.
    Well? - And who is considered not legitimate? And what to do?
  16. Sergey Mikula 19 May 2020 18: 42 New
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    That is, the liberation of Shugalei by Haftar is postponed?
  17. Awaz 19 May 2020 19: 38 New
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    Well, as I see it, Haftar has all the problems due to the fact that the Russian authorities ceased to support him, to put it mildly. Of course, the Russian Federation was not there in the first roles, but at some point they tried to bet on him. Like it or not, those who are now in power in Libya are more likely bandits. But, officially they are recognized and supporting Haftar openly, the Russian Federation could put themselves in a very unpleasant position, already abroad.
    Still, it seems to me, Haftar himself was a little starry.
    and the Turks, having thrown into Libya experienced and motivated bandits from Syria, simply create a very not bad position for themselves.
    And what else you should pay attention to:
    At the moment, in Libya, the Russian Federation and Turkey have switched places against the background of Syria. The Turks can legally supply weapons there and help personnel in general. Russia, if it intervenes on the side of Haftar, will look very faded, as this will be regarded as interference in the internal affairs of a sovereign state, and also on the side of the illegal armed groups.
    The cool thing is that Turkey in Syria, being essentially an occupier and sponsor of terrorists, doesn’t bother anyone in the world about this.
    And in this situation, the Government and the Foreign Ministry can not do anything. Since the gut is too thin.
    1. Grits 20 May 2020 05: 19 New
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      Quote: AwaZ
      And in this situation, the Government and the Foreign Ministry can not do anything. Since the gut is too thin.

      Yes, it should be recognized that Erdrgan’s gut will be thicker.
  18. KARAKURT15 19 May 2020 20: 16 New
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    [/ quote] on the transition of Al-Vatiya airbase to the control of forces the so-called National Consent Governments [quote]

    The author is not friends with the official position of the Russian Foreign Ministry?
  19. Comrade Michael 19 May 2020 22: 32 New
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    Are our partners attacking our allies? There is nothing to cheat if we cannot force our interests through ... Strategists are weak. But there are no Turks. Turkish state eggs are stronger than Russian state eggs today.
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      1. Comrade Michael 20 May 2020 09: 49 New
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        Then why there PMCs? No spirit, let them sit quietly .. PMCs have never won wars. But the authority of the state among potential allies and faith in our strength, the strength of our weapons are easy to lose, fighting everywhere quietly and half-heartedly. It just doesn't make sense. I went to fight - win, and not scratch eggs for years!
  20. lvov_aleksey 19 May 2020 22: 46 New
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    I do not understand, we supported the UN in Libya! What are you talking about?
  21. Maxim Sibirev 20 May 2020 07: 29 New
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    Well, duck a few Shells in every way will not change the course of the war. Moreover, in fact, the war with Turkey, plus its own PPPs.

    Well and most likely, the shells are not so effective than when they receive target designation with c400 (weak radars)
  22. Sardanapalus 21 May 2020 13: 01 New
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    I still didn’t understand who to root for.
  23. Dysindich 21 May 2020 14: 50 New
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    Quote: pereselenec
    Quote: Dysindich
    Golden ports.

    When the High Port and the Golden Horde were mixed in a person’s head, I really want to trump with historical knowledge.

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    Actually - the Brilliant Porta (that's why I mixed it up).
    This is better than ranting about a country I have never been to ... (like - deep sofa analytics ...)