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The evacuation of the fighters of private military companies (PMCs) Wagner from the zone of hostilities in Libya have been conducted with the use of seven military transport aircraft. It is reported by the Turkish news Agency “Anadolu” with reference to the representative of the command headquarters of the government forces of Libya Mohammed Kununu.
According to him, in addition to personnel from Tripoli brought heavy weapons and ammunition. “At the airport of Beni Walid South-East of the capital Tripoli, among others, landed military transport aircraft An-32,” said Sununu.
Earlier on may 25, Muhammad Kununu announced the evacuation of about 1, 6 thousand soldiers of the PMC Wagner from the combat zone in the West of Libya. Later the permanent representative of Libya to the UN, Taher al-Sonny posted a video of moving soldiers near the city of Beni Walid. According to him, captured the footage of the mercenaries fought on the side of the Libyan national army (LNA) field Marshal Khalifa the Haftarot.
PMC Wagner — unofficial armed groups, which is associated with the Petersburg businessman Yevgeny Prigozhin. It is believed that his mercenaries provided security in several African countries. According to some reports, they also took part in the fighting in the Donbass, Syria and was heading to Sudan to support President Omar al-Bashir.
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