Libyan army hits Turkish plane in Tripoli

The Libyan National Army announced that it targeted a Turkish "drone" over the city of Gharian after being targeted from residential neighborhoods.

The Libyan national army hit a Turkish plane "drone" today in the atmosphere of Gharian, 80 km south of the capital Tripoli, confirmed by Sky News.

During the past few days, the Libyan army has published a video clip showing Turkish officers training members of the Tripoli militias on how to use the vehicles that arrived from Turkey through the port of Tripoli.

According to the army, a number of Turkish army officers arrived in Tripoli to form a military operations room to train armed militias and terrorist groups from outside Libya through Turkey on armored vehicles and weapons smuggled from Ankara.

In the past 10 days alone, two shipments of arms and ammunition have been sent by Turkey to Libya. The forces of the President of the National Reconciliation Government, Fayez Al-Sarraj, publicly boast that on 20 May they received military reinforcements carried by a Turkish cargo ship from Samson Port in northern 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 violated this decision more than once amid the silence of the international community.



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