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 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.
Moreover, the spokesman for the Health Ministry, Fawzi Awnis, has confirmed that four people have been killed and ten others injured due airstrikes by warplanes backing up Khalifa Haftar’s forces on Tajoura in eastern Tripoli.
The media office of Volcano of Rage Operation said Tuesday on Facebook that warplanes of Haftar’s forces air-attacked a house in Khalit Fares, Baer Al-Usta Milad and Abaeish areas in Tajoura, killing four civilians and injuring three others.
In the meantime, eyewitnesses said the airstrikes hit a residential building and a vegetables store away from frontlines and military camps, adding that the “massacre” led to the killing of one little child – among the four civilians.
Haftar’s warplanes and foreign aircraft in his support have been intensifying the strikes on different frontlines and residential neighborhoods over the last few days, leaving behind civilian deaths and injuries as well as massive material damage.