Libya Hit Haftar Forward Airbase After Receiving Turkish DronesBy
Airstrikes are first on airbase, destroyed aircraft hangar
Bayraktar drones are produced by relative of Turkish president
Libya’s internationally-recognized government said it conducted airstrikes for the first time against the main forward airbase for eastern-based strongman Khalifa Haftar, destroying a hangar containing drones and a Russian-made military transport plane.
The strike on the airbase in Jufra, Haftar’s central Libyan staging ground for a three-month offensive on Tripoli, came days after the strongman’s forces announced a renewed attempt to seize the capital in a battle that has stalled at the city’s outskirts and drawn in increasing foreign intervention.