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Russia sending reinforcements to help Haftar in Libya

Russia is Sending Reinforcements to Help Haftar in Libya

MOSCOW – Russia is sending reinforcements to Libya to help warlord Khalifa Haftar, according to a report released Monday.
The Wall Street Journal said that according to Libyan and European officials, Russia’s private military contractors helped forces loyal to Haftar to take control of Libya’s largest oil field last week.
With Russian cargo planes moving regularly between a Russian airbase in Syria and Libya in recent weeks, US military officials said Moscow could hand over weapons or troops to strengthen the Khalifa Haftar, according to the report.
The planes could be piloted by inexperienced contractors who do not adhere to international law; Marine Corps Brig warned, General Bradford Gering, director of operations for the United States African Command.
He added that Russia has also dispatched MiG-29 fighter jets and an advanced radar system.
He also noted that the Russian Foreign Ministry did not respond to a request for comment on military support, as they have said in the past that military contractors do not represent the Russian government.
(Sahar News Monitoring Desk)

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