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LNA commander: Shooting down of Turkish drones confirms army has complete aerial control

The Address | Benghazi – Libya

TRIPOLI – Air Force commander of the Libyan National Army (LNA), Maj. Gen. Mohammad Al-Manfour, said that the air force achieved complete control over the airspace in Tripoli’s battle zone as shown by the downing of two Turkish drones few day ago.

“The targeting of the two planes came after studying their weaknesses, where it turned out that their weakness lies in their landing, which is easy for us to target,” Al-Manfour said.

Al-Manfour pointed out that that LNA’s planes target military points and gatherings of military vehicles, while warplanes of the Tripoli-based Government of National Accord (GNA) target civilians.

The LNA commander explained that progress towards the center of the capital is moving slowly to avoid causing harm to civilians.

“When there is a military target near [civilian] houses, we do not strike it in order to protect the lives of civilians,” he said.

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