Two Russian air defense systems destroyed in Al-Watiya base
The Joint Operations Room of the Government of National Accord has reported that the Libyan Air Force targeted Al-Watiya base with direct strikes, during which Two Russian air defense systems were totally destroyed.
The two Pantsir anti-aircraft systems were supplied by the United Arab Emirates to warlord Haftar’s militia groups to protect them from drone strikes.
The second Russian-made Pantsir anti-aircraft system, supplied by the UAE to warlord Haftar’s armed groups in Watiya airbase was destroyed, the Joint Operations Room of GNA confirms, just a few hours after destroying the first one in a big blow to Haftar’s groups.
The spokesman for the Libyan Army, Colonel Mohamed Ganunu, said the first Pantsir was destroyed on Saturday after three direct drone strikes. Early on Sunday, the second Pantsir was also hit in another strike.
In a press briefing on Saturday, Ganunu added that the drone strikes also targeted three armored cars, along with an ammunition-laden vehicle, stressing that any target, which poses a threat, whether moving or still, is a legitimate target and will be destroyed without hesitation.
Ganunu reiterated that “there are no red lines” and any movements seen to be hostile to Government forces, anywhere in Libya, will be targeted.