LNA Spokesman: 500 foreign fighters killed in Tripoli last week

The Address | Benghazi – Libya

BENGHAZI – Death toll of foreign fighters in Tripoli during last week rose to 500, according to the Spokesman of the Libyan National Army, Major General Ahmed Al-Mismari.

LNA forces advanced in Hadhba, Ain Zara and Abu Salim areas in Tripoli, al-Mismari said in a press conference on Tuesday.

The Spokesman added that LNA shot down two Turkish drones on Monday in Tripoli, and shot down one on Tuesday.

Moral Guidance Department of LNA confirmed on Tuesday the killing of a large number of Turkish military officers and advisors, after LNA Air Force launched strikes on  Misurata Air Academy.

The Department explained that the air forces carried out strikes last night, and in the early morning hours, where they revealed the locations of Turkish radar platforms and missiles that resisted the raid.

The Moral Guidance Department confirmed that the air strikes carried out on Tuesday, during which those platforms were destroyed and a number of Turkish officers and experts were killed, targeted barracks for storing drones and military equipment.

LNA fighter jets launched on Tuesday a number of strikes targeting flight control room for Turkish drones at Misurata Air Academy.

LNA fighter jets also targeted residence for Turkish officers inside the Academy, according to LNA Military Information Division.

It is noteworthy that Turkey supported the Tripoli-based Government of Fayez al-Sarraj (GNA) with drones, weapons, ammunition, experts, and about 4700 Syrian mercenaries, to fight with GNA militias in Tripoli battle against LNA forces.

Regarding LNA operations west of Tripoli, al-Mismari confirmed that important points at the Libyan border with Tunisia secured by LNA forces, and there would be coordination with Tunisia in securing the common border.


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