Libya: ‘Proof’ of Russian Warplanes Joining Conflict in Libya, Says US Military

The US military has accused Russia of deploying warplanes to Libya in support of Russian-backed mercenaries allegedly fighting for Khalifa Haftar, the renegade general commanding the Libyan National Army (LNA).

US Africa Command released photos it says show Russian fighter jets, which had travelled from Russia and transited in Syria, deploying to Libya, where they were repainted to disguise their origins.

Military intelligence tracked the “fourth generation jet fighters”, presumably by satellite,…

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