Russian experts are supporting Haftar’s forces via Egyptian-Emirati assistance

Russian experts are supporting Haftar’s forces via Egyptian-Emirati assistance

November 08, 2016 - 22:14
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Written by: AbdulkaderAssad

A number of Russian experts arrived in the eastern region to support Khalifa Haftar’s Dignity Operation forces, The New Arab reported Tuesday.

“The Russian support is conducted through UAE and Egyptian mediation assistance.” The newspaper added.

It also reported Libyan reliable sources as saying that the Russian experts had arrived in the areas where Haftar’s forces are in control.

“There are tens of them and they are specialized in different war-related fields.” The New Arab added, saying that those were the first group out of other ones as per an agreement between Haftar and Russian officials.

It also explained that the agreement aims to reassemble Hafatr’s forces, renew the weapons system they have, and overhaul the air and naval defense systems.

“The whole air force system used by Haftar’s forces was overhauled by the Russian experts.” The London-based newspaper said according to its own sources.

It indicated that the Libyan-Russian ties are being woven by the Emirati and Egyptian assistance, adding that many meetings between Tobruk government and Russian officials have been taken place in Cairo for a year, resulting in these agreements and procedures on the ground.

“Military deals are on the table between Tobruk camp and Russia and they are worth 4 billion dinars.” The New Arab stated, concluding that other military groups specialized in training will also arrive in the east.

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