Detained pro-Haftar pilot reveals new details about Egypt, Russia, UAE, and France's support

Detained pro-Haftar pilot reveals new details about Egypt, Russia, UAE, and France's support

December 23, 2019 - 21:05
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Written By: AbdulkaderAssad

The detained pilot Amer Al-Jagam, who was arrested by forces under the command of the Presidential Council's government as his aircraft got shot down in southern Al-Zawiya, said Russian Wagner Group mercenaries are operating in coordination with the Tarhouna operations room, saying they are split into mortars, howitzers, and snipers' groups.

Al-Jagam added in new details on Sunday that there are two air-defense and electronic warfare systems in Tarhouna city operated by Russians, adding that there is a small group of French experts working on logistical support, surveillance and wiretapping.

"The drones are entirely operated by UAE officers at Al-Khadim airbase in eastern Libya and they have been present in Libya since 2014, taking part in military operations in Benghazi, Derna, and the southern region." The pilot said in a video published by the media office of Volcano of Rage Operation.

He indicated that Egypt's F-16 and Rafale aircraft, taking off from Al-Barani airbase in Egypt, are taking part in the war to target Misrata and Tripoli in coordination with Haftar’s forces in Al-Rajma.

Meanwhile, the media office of Volcano of Rage Operation published details revealed by Al-Jagam days ago, saying UAE officers are operating Haftar forces' drones and airstrikes, while the Russians are tasked with land and logistics' operations.