BEIRUT, LEBANON (11:20 A.M.) – An Egyptian channel published a video this week, which showed the moment the Libyan National Army (LNA) targeted the air defense systems installed by Turkey last Thursday at the Al-Watiyah Airbase in Libya.
Khaled Abu Bakr, during his program “Kul Yom” (translation: everyday) showed footage of the strikes, explaining that “nine powerful raids targeted the Turkish air defense systems and destroyed three radars at Al-Watiyah Airbase.”
He indicated in the video presentation that the systems that were destroyed were installed in conjunction with the visit of Turkish Defense Minister Hulusi Akar to Tripoli and Misrata.
Libyan military sources said, “The warplanes were able to carry out nine very precise airstrikes on the Turkish air defense system, and that the warplanes succeeded in neutralizing the system, which is a Hawk.”
Turkey and the Tripoli-based Government of National Accord have both condemned the strikes, with the latter accusing a foreign air force of carrying out this attack.
The Government of National Accord forces captured the Al-Watiyah Airbase on May 18th after launching a big counter-offensive against the Libyan National Army in the western part of the country.