Libyan Minister of the Interior, Fathi Pashaga, revealed that Russia has sent at least 8 fighters to the militia of the revolutionary general Khalifa Haftar.
In a statement to Bloomberg TV, Thursday, Pashaga said that the Russian planes were sent from the Hmeimim base in Syria and belonged to the Soviet era.
He explained that the fighters, including 6 "Mig-29" and 2 "Su-24", arrived in Haftar militia, in eastern Libya, without issuing a statement or statement from the Russian side on the matter, until now.
A Bloomberg report said that Haftar's militia claimed it would launch "the largest air operation in Libyan history against Turkish targets."
In turn, Turkey stressed that it would consider the elements of the revolutionary general, Khalifa Haftar, as legitimate targets if its interests in Libya were targeted.
This came on the lips of the Turkish Foreign Ministry spokesman, Hamis Aqsawi, in a statement issued on Thursday, in response to the announcement of Haftar's militia that it intends to target Turkish interests in Libya, according to "Anatolia."
Aqsawi explained that it is exciting that Haftar militia threats to target Turkish interests by air, following the arrival of military fighters, to the east of Libya, with external support.
He pointed out that the statements issued by the militia of Haftar in this regard, are only a reflection of their delirium due to the recent losses it suffered in the field, indicating that it is a prominent indication of its intention to escalate the situation in Libya.
He continued: "We reaffirm, that we will consider the elements of the revolutionary Haftar legitimate targets if they target Turkey's interests in Libya."
These developments come at a time when the militia of Haftar continues to suffer heavy losses as a result of harsh strikes in all cities of the western coast to the borders with Tunisia, the strategic Al-Wattia base, and the cities of Badr and Tiji (northwest).
The liberation of al-Watiyah base, last Monday, is the second fall of a major operation room of the Haftar militia in the same area, after the fall of the city of Gharyan in June.
Since April 4, 2019, the Haftar militia has launched a deadly attack to take control of Tripoli, the seat of government, targeting residential neighborhoods and civilian sites, killing and injuring civilians, as well as extensive material damage.
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