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The us military said that deployment of military aircraft to Libya, which was allegedly carried out by Russia, though not change the balance of forces in a protracted civil war, however, may contribute to the creation of the Russian geo-strategic stronghold in North Africa. About it reports Reuters.
According to them, Russia delivered 14 MiG-29 and su-24 air force base, the Libyan national army (LNA).
Deputy head of the intelligence Department of the US Africa command General Gregory Hadfield said that the fighters had not yet been applied.
“Support the LDF and the field Marshal Khalifa the Haftarot is, in fact, not about winning the war, but about creating reference points,” he said.
Previously, the MiG-29 (Fulcrum or fulcrum by NATO codification) smeared markings Hamim at the Russian base in Syria, which allegedly may have been transferred to Libya, showed the closeup on the leaked photos.
The head of the Committee on defense and security of the Federation Council Viktor Bondarev in turn, noted that the MiG-29 fighters that were seen in Libya, can only be the Soviet.
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