Haftar forces declared dropping Turkish drone in Maitika airport

Al-Karama operations room, affiliated with the forces of Marshal Khalifa Haftar, announced that it targeted a Turkish drone and dropped it in the runway of the airport of Maitika.

Al-Karama operations room of the forces of Marshal Khalifa Haftar said, "The troops destroyed the drone, as it landed on the runway where it took off from the base of al-Maitika."

"The aim of the precision air strike against a military target at Maitika airport after repeated warnings is to completely neutralize the airport from military operations to ensure its continuation to serve as a civilian facility for the residents of the capital and the surrounding areas," a Libyan website quoted from a group of operations of the western area.

A source at the internationally recognized Libyan Accordance Government (al-Wefaq) announced on Thursday that the international airport of Maitikia was bombed.

The Libyan national army led by Marshal Khalifa Haftar said that Turkey sent military experts and a new shipment of weapons to the armed groups loyal to al-Wefaq government late May. The army confirmed that the aircrafts that targeted the city of Gharyan were working for Turkey.

The United Nations and the UN Security Council have imposed a ban on the export of arms to Libya since the revolution that toppled the regime of Libyan Colonel Muammar Gaddafi in 2011, but Turkey broke this decision more than once amid the silence of the international community.



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