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Russia has sent to Libya MiG-29 and su-24 bombers included in the composition of its Air and space forces (VKS). On Tuesday, may 26, according to the Africa command of the Armed forces of the United States in his Twitter account.
According to the American military, the first aircraft from the territory of Russia was transferred to Syria, where they are repainted to hide their Russian origin. After that, they relocated to Libya. In this case, according to the US forces in Libya, MiG-29 and su-24 will pass under the control of operating in the region of Russian private military companies (PMCs), in particular PMC Wagner, who support the Libyan national army (LNA), under the command of field Marshal Khalifa the Haftarot.
In the future, believe US, these fighters and bombers will be involved in the battles against the forces of the opposition Haftarot of the national consensus government (NTC). Thus, as stated by the commander of the African command of the US forces, General Stephen Townsend, it is clear that neither the LDF nor the PMC will not be able to use and maintain such a fighting machine on their own, without state support. This support they will have is Russia, said Townsend.
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