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Four Russian mercenaries killed in helicopter crash in Libya
A military helicopter crashed in Libya, killing Russian mercenaries from the Russian private military company the Wagner Group, reported the Turkish news agency Anadolu.
The incident took place on September 23 near the Al-Jufra airbase. The helicopter collided with the ground, causing ammunition on board to explode.
Four Russian mercenaries were killed in the accident.
"A helicopter carrying Russian mercenaries and ammunition fell in the town of Sukna, in the city of Al-Jufrah,” military …
Putin and Erdogan discuss Syria and Libya in a telephone conversation
Russian President Vladimir Putin discussed over the phone with his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan situation in Syria and Libya, reported the Kremlin's press service.
According to the Kremlin, the conversation was mainly focused on the "issues around the Libyan crisis." The Presidents reiterated the need for real steps by the warring parties in Libya on a sustainable ceasefire, as well as the start of direct negotiations (in accordance with the decisions of the Berlin Conference and …
Russia deploys S-400 missile systems to Libya
Russia continues to strengthen military support for the army of Marshal Khalifa Haftar in Libya, which has been waging a war over oil resources for more than four years with the UN-recognized government of national accord in Tripoli.
According to Forbes, in early August, Russia probably moved to Libya S-300 anti-aircraft missile systems or modernized version of the S-400, placing them near the port city of Ras Lanuf, which remains the fort-post of Haftar forces after they were defeated in the …
U.S. intelligence: Russia actively involved in Libyan conflict
The U.S. African Command (AFRICOM) is receiving growing evidence that Russia, through the Wagner Group, continues to deploy military equipment in Libya and supply weapons to the front lines of the conflict.
"Russia continues to play an unhelpful role in Libya by delivering supplies and equipment to the Wagner group," said U.S. Marine Corps Brigadier General Bradford J. Gering.
He noted that “Russian Federation continues to violate U.N. Security Council Resolution UNSCR 1970 by actively …
Kremlin denies involvement of Russian military in Libyan conflict
The Russian military is not taking part in the operation in Libya, said the press secretary of the Russian President Dmitry Peskov.
"The Russian military in no way participates in Libya, in any processes. We are not aware of any Russian citizens who may take part there," he said.
The day before, the U.S. Army's African Command said on Twitter that Russian mercenaries from Wagner's private military company were in Libya and were prolonging the conflict. " Russia has the power to stop them, …
USA accuses Russian mercenaries in Libya of violating rules of war
The U.S. Army African Command (US AFRICOM) has accused mercenaries of the Russian private military company Wagner fighting in Libya of violating the UN embargo on the use of anti-personnel mines and improvised explosive devices.
The U.S. military alleges that Russian mercenaries have been actively setting up mines in areas around Tripoli and Sirte since mid-June, with explosive devices imported from abroad.
"Russia-sponsored PMC Wagner demonstrates a complete disregard for the security of …
Russia explains mass destruction of Pantsir air defense systems by Turkish drones in Syria and Libya
The mass destruction of the Russian-made Pantsir-S1 anti-aircraft missile and artillery systems in Syria and Libya can be explained by the existence of a so-called "dead crater" or "dead zone", writes the newspaper of the Russian Defense Minister Krasnaya Zvezda (Red Star).
The newspaper states, referring to the official tactical and technical characteristics of the air defense system, that Pantsir has limitations with regards to its ability to detect targets "at low, medium and high altitudes, …
Russia continues to supply mercenaries to Libyan Commander Haftar
The east of Libya, the fiefdom of the commander of the Libyan National Army (LNA) Field Marshal Khalifa Haftar, continues to attract a large number of "soldiers of fortune" . New groups of mercenaries are coming there despite Haftar’s failed attempts to retake the capital, Tripoli, from the UN-recognized Government of National Accord (GNA), reports Anadolu.
Russia is allegedly actively involved in the transfer of manpower, including from Syria, the article says. Russia sends to Libya …
U.S. General Hodges: Ukraine Syria and Libya are one theater of war for Russia
Russia could provoke another migration crisis in Europe - about a million refugees can be transferred from Libya to the European continent, said in an interview with the Ukrainian news outlet LB.ua Lieutenant General, former commander of the U.S. Armed Forces in Europe Ben Hodges.
"If we do nothing to disrupt or limit their actions in Libya, we will get an additional million refugees from Libya to Europe. Just as we received more than three million refugees from Syria in Turkey and in European …
23 Russian-made Pantsir air defense systems destroyed in Libya by Turkish drones
Turkish drones have destroyed at least 23 Pantsir-S1 anti-aircraft missile systems during the military conflicts in Syria and Libya. While, eight Russian-made aid defense systems were destroyed in Middle East conflicts, 15 combat vehicles have already been destroyed in Africa, reports Ukrainian news outlet Defense Express. It is noted that the total amount of lost air defense systems may be greater, if taking into account systems destroyed by Israel in Syria.
Pantsir-S1 showed that it is …