One of the main reasons for the failure of field Marshal Khalifa the Haftarot, and led by the Libyan national army (LNA) was that the airspace over the combat zone and took control of the naval forces of Turkey. This information was disclosed military expert Yury Lyamin in an interview with “RG: Russian weapons”.
According to him, the Turkish military supporting the opposition forces of the Haftarot of the national consensus government (NTC) has deployed several frigates type G, which are equipped with the most powerful in the Turkish Navy air defense system (PVO) medium range. So, armed with the data of the ships are beamed universal launchers Mk 13 ammunition 40 anti-aircraft missiles SM-1MR and Harpoon anti-ship and eight-cell vertical launchers Mk 41, each of which has four container missiles RIM-162 ESSM, with a total of 32 missiles.
In this case, and the SM-1MR, and RIM-162 ESSM have sufficient flight range — about 50 miles — to destroy any aircraft that uses the army of the Haftarot. In particular, apparently, that rockets from the Turkish frigate standing off the coast of Libya, destroyed the two drone Wing Loong II in China, which the LDF thrown to the aid of the besieged PNS airbase al-Vatiya.
As a result, said Lyamin, Turkey had cleared the sky from drones Haftorah, which he earlier managed to successfully deal with the NTC, and with the Turkish military. In addition, the Turkish military now had the opportunity to actively apply its own shock drones in the region, thanks to which has already disrupted the supply of units of the Haftarot.
Earlier in Turkey said that as a result of intervention into conflict between the NTC and the LDF, the balance of power in Libya changed in favor of a government of national consent. To achieve this, I think in Ankara, was possible thanks to the support of the Turkish military advisers, as well as their help of the army in military training.
18 may it became known that the forces of the NTC with the support of the Turkish security forces knocked out the Libyan national army (LNA) from the air base at Tripoli. This database was of great strategic importance to the Haftarot: it was used in the operation to capture the capital of Libya.
On 28 April, the LNA field Marshal the Haftarot announced the adoption of governance and the termination of the achieved in 2015 Shirinskogo agreement, which resulted in the formation of the PNS. Russia and the European Union condemned these actions and urged the field Marshal to adhere to past agreements.
In Libya, there are two parallel Executive body: international recognized the NTC and the transitional Cabinet, operating in the East of the country, together with the Parliament and the LDF. In 2011 there began a civil war, was overthrown and killed who ruled the country since 1969, by Muammar Gaddafi.
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