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Aviation comes to the fore in the Libyan conflict

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The main hostilities in Libya are now unfolding in the area of ​​the city of Sirte, located 450 kilometers east of Tripoli. Strikes the forces of the Libyan National Army (LNA), commanded by Field Marshal Khalifa Haftar aviation National Consent Governments. This was reported by the Turkish news agency Anadolu, referring to the General Staff of the PNS.


At the same time, the PNS is strengthening its air defense in this area. Perhaps this is due to the recent statement by LNA spokesman Ahmed al-Mismari that the army is changing tactics, focusing on the more active use of aviation.

In addition, according to the Afrigate News portal, an unknown armed group attacked the Merita oil and gas complex on the Mediterranean coast. Because of this, gas supply to Italy was cut off.

Al Arabia suggests the attack was committed by PNS supporters.

The LNA and the Libyan parliament, which are not recognized in most Western countries, are trying to establish international contacts with European countries. Recently, after signing the Italo-Greek agreement on delimiting the exclusive economic zones of the two states, Libyan parliamentarians turned to the Greek parliament with a proposal to conclude a similar agreement between Libya and Greece.

At the same time, the EU is beginning to show military activity in Libya, although so far nothing is known about direct intervention.

In particular, a reconnaissance flight off the coast of Libya was recorded today. Light aircraft Diamond DA62, owned by the European Agency for the Security of External Borders Frontera, flew today from the island of Malta, heading for the Mediterranean region near Tripoli.

In addition, a C-135 Stratolifter French Air Force military transport plane was seen heading towards Libya.

Most likely, one should hardly expect direct intervention of Western countries in the Libyan conflict. But it is difficult to deny that in Europe they closely monitor the events in Libya and even try to influence some of them.
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  1. Mavrikiy
    Mavrikiy 10 June 2020 16: 17
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    Aviation comes to the fore in the Libyan conflict
    What's so surprising? Distances, climate, season. request
    1. Anastezia
      Anastezia 10 June 2020 16: 22
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      While the United States is not up to Libya, let them understand it calmly .. It's time to end this massacre!
      1. chingachguc
        chingachguc 10 June 2020 21: 47
        0
        only without us
    2. antivirus
      antivirus 10 June 2020 18: 51
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      The EU needs "its own" oil and gas - will influence, be sure
      1. credo
        credo 10 June 2020 19: 00
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        Quote: antivirus
        The EU needs "its own" oil and gas - will influence, be sure

        The EU may be necessary, but will the United States only agree to rob Libya without their participation?
  2. Mavrikiy
    Mavrikiy 10 June 2020 16: 26
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    This was reported by the Turkish news agency Anadolu, referring to the General Staff of the PNS.
    And what else can it say, perhaps, buy UAVs only in Turkey. So what if they constantly pick their nose with their nose, but how gracefully and proudly. repeat
  3. Threaded screw
    Threaded screw 10 June 2020 16: 35
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    that the army is changing tactics, focusing on the more active use of aviation.
    Social distancing, quarantine and all that, or even not getting sick for long.
  4. PalBor
    PalBor 10 June 2020 17: 08
    +1
    Everything there is "more fun and more fun". On the one hand, Rafali (Egyptian, probably, though) and MiG-29 (Libyan, probably, though) are seen, which hammer on the positions of the PNS. Three (three) Il-3s with soldiers, equipment and weapons allegedly flew to the Gardabia airbase. Turks and PNSovtsy shout that they are Russians, calmer experts write that they are Egyptian special forces. On the other hand, Turkey pulls and pulls ships under the cover of frigates, apparently also with "meat and iron". The Greek ship tried to obstruct one of the Turkish convoys, but was easily driven away (weaklings). NATO airplanes of the E-76 Sentry type are dangling, watching, but in whose favor it is not clear. No matter how it grows, there are already NATA countries with might and main against each other ... request
  5. nobody111body
    nobody111body 10 June 2020 17: 09
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    then the PPS blew up the pipeline and the oil supply to Italy was covered; then the ships of the Italian Navy operate together with the Turkish Navy; it would be necessary to somehow determine the nonsense; but the UAE simply framed Russian shells under Turkish drones
    1. gsev
      gsev 10 June 2020 18: 02
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      Quote: nobody
      UAE just framed Russian shells under Turkish drones

      Rather, it conducted military tests of Russian technology in the ability to withstand Turkish. Turkey provided the target. In any case, everyone will draw conclusions from these tests. And it seems that Russian air defense requires good modernization.
      1. iouris
        iouris 10 June 2020 19: 04
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        Quote: gsev
        Russian air defense requires good modernization.

        First, they require application.
      2. K-612-O
        K-612-O 10 June 2020 21: 26
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        Not the Russian air defense, but the personnel behind the consoles, why not a single shell was lost in Khimki, and the Turks had only two of the Sadyks, and that’s already without BC.
        Yes, and the Shell is not a sword treasure trove without the integrated organization of air defense, RER, EW. And what kind of warriors from the Libyans is this ... Compared to them, Algerians or Egyptians Napoleon’s Iron Guard.
  6. APASUS
    APASUS 10 June 2020 19: 06
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    in Europe they closely monitor the events in Libya and even try to influence some of them.

    Europe has already influenced events in Libya once, now it’s necessary to rake a couple of hundred years
  7. Pvi1206
    Pvi1206 10 June 2020 19: 19
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    aviation in any military conflict ensures victory ...
    1. Tuzik
      Tuzik 10 June 2020 19: 50
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      Quote: Pvi1206
      aviation in any military conflict ensures victory

      What about Vietnam?
    2. iouris
      iouris 11 June 2020 12: 15
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      The territory is held by an infantryman. All other types of armed forces and types of troops work (should work) for infantry, ensuring its advancement or defensive positions.
  8. chingachguc
    chingachguc 10 June 2020 21: 44
    0
    big uncles fit into the yard sketches ... they get their OWN and are measured by someone longer and thicker
  9. chingachguc
    chingachguc 10 June 2020 21: 46
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    it’s best for us to sit back and watch with popcorn ...
    1. Kuzmitsky
      14 June 2020 21: 42
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      In Libya, both sides of the conflict are neither better nor worse than the other. They have no ideology - just a struggle for power and resources.

      Russia can achieve some benefits for itself only after the establishment of peace. And it doesn’t matter whether one of the parties wins, or whether they somehow agree among themselves - no difference.

      And then Russia can engage in joint development of deposits, supply equipment, build something. Naturally, not on charitable grounds. In general, to begin normal mutually beneficial cooperation.