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Hundreds more Russian mercenaries flee western Libya: GNA forces
Al-Jazeera ^ | 5/25/20 | Khalifa Haftar

Posted on 05/26/2020 4:43:55 PM PDT by Roman_War_Criminal

Hundreds of Russian military contractors in Libya were evacuated on Monday after retreating from fighting on the capital's front lines, forces backing the unity government said.

The claim comes after a series of setbacks for eastern-based military commander Khalifa Haftar's year-long offensive to seize Tripoli from the UN-supported Government of National Accord (GNA).

"An Antonov 32 military cargo plane landed at Bani Walid airport to resume the evacuation of Wagner [Group] mercenaries who had fled southern Tripoli to an as-yet unconfirmed destination," pro-GNA forces wrote on Twitter.

Pro-GNA forces said Monday some "1,500 to 1,600 mercenaries" had fled from the front lines to Bani Walid, a city 150km (93 miles) southeast of Tripoli. They said the previous day seven cargo planes had landed at the city's airport, bringing in munitions and weaponry and evacuating the fleeing fighters.

(Excerpt) Read more at aljazeera.com ...


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Government; News/Current Events; Russia
KEYWORDS: arabspring; baniwalid; erdogan; gna; haftar; haftiar; khalifahaftar; khalifahaftiar; kurdistan; libya; obamalegacy; obamascandal; obamascandals; receptayyiperdogan; russia; tripoli; troops; turkey
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1 posted on 05/26/2020 4:43:55 PM PDT by Roman_War_Criminal
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To: SkyPilot; SaveFerris

Of interest ping..


2 posted on 05/26/2020 4:44:45 PM PDT by Roman_War_Criminal (Like Enoch, Noah, & Lot, the True Church will soon be removed & then destruction comes forth.)
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To: Roman_War_Criminal

You know things are going tits up when you look forward to being evacuated out on a russian aircraft.


3 posted on 05/26/2020 4:53:54 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not Averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: Secret Agent Man

If the Mercs are evacuating, then who are the munitions & weaponry for?


4 posted on 05/26/2020 5:00:36 PM PDT by Deaf Smith (When a Texan takes his chances, chances will be taken th sprayat's fore<p> sure)
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To: Roman_War_Criminal

Big mess. Even Algeria may join the fight. They haven’t sent troops abroad since the Yom Kippur War of 1973.


5 posted on 05/26/2020 5:05:01 PM PDT by rfp1234 (Caveat Emperor)
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To: Roman_War_Criminal

There was a post earlier today that Russia had deployed some “stealth” Fighter Jets to Libya to counter Turkey’s use of drones that were killing the Wagner mercs. Unless the airfield is safe from rocket/mortar/drone attack, that could be risky, especially if they are SU-57 as claimed.

This piece makes it sound like Wagner was getting their rears handed to them. At this point, I don’t know there are any “good guys” remaining in Libya.

Thank you Obama, Biden and Petraeus!


6 posted on 05/26/2020 5:07:20 PM PDT by ETCM
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To: Secret Agent Man
You know things are going tits up when you look forward to being evacuated out on a russian aircraft.

It's a nightmare, right along with Hillary as POTUS.

7 posted on 05/26/2020 5:07:37 PM PDT by cloudmountain
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Big mess. Even Algeria may join the fight. They haven’t sent troops abroad since the Yom Kippur War of 1973.

From what I read Algeria is a mess itself.
But THAT'S the Middle East, isn't it?

8 posted on 05/26/2020 5:08:47 PM PDT by cloudmountain
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Arthur Wildfire! March; Berosus; Bockscar; cardinal4; ColdOne; ...

Trump Urges Libya De-Escalation on Call With Erdogan: White House
by Reuters and Algemeiner Staff
May 25, 2020 10:08 am
Monday, May 25th | 3 Sivan 5780
https://www.algemeiner.com/2020/05/25/trump-urges-libya-de-escalation-on-call-with-erdogan-white-house/


9 posted on 05/26/2020 5:25:49 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (Imagine an imaginary menagerie manager imagining managing an imaginary menagerie.)
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To: Secret Agent Man

LOL!


10 posted on 05/26/2020 5:30:07 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (Imagine an imaginary menagerie manager imagining managing an imaginary menagerie.)
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Damn, the Wagner Spetznaz boys are like Putin pawns.

Expendable Quick Kill pawns.

First the humiliation of 200 KIA in Syria and now this.


11 posted on 05/26/2020 5:30:37 PM PDT by rbmillerjr
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To: Roman_War_Criminal

“We Came. We Saw. We Kicked his Ass”


12 posted on 05/26/2020 5:31:31 PM PDT by dfwgator (Endut! Hoch Hech!)
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To: Roman_War_Criminal

Obama and Clinton’s destruction of Libya and 10 year civil war.

The man is an angel of death.


13 posted on 05/26/2020 5:32:31 PM PDT by PGR88
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To: Deaf Smith

froma story yesterday i thought these guys were dropping off aircraft, there was a big deal about some russian jets being delivered by ‘private russian cpntractors’


14 posted on 05/26/2020 5:32:43 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not Averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: Roman_War_Criminal

15 posted on 05/26/2020 5:32:55 PM PDT by dfwgator (Endut! Hoch Hech!)
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To: ETCM

It was not stealth aircraft per se. They were stealth only in the sense that their ownership was being concealed. It was standard mig-29s and some bombers


16 posted on 05/26/2020 5:36:34 PM PDT by DesertRhino (Dog is man's best friend, and moslems hate dogs. Add that up. ....)
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To: cloudmountain

Yup. Morocco (which has sealed its border with Algeria) might be the last fortress of sanity in Islam.


17 posted on 05/26/2020 5:37:44 PM PDT by rfp1234 (Caveat Emperor)
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To: DesertRhino

Yeah, I see now on the AFRICOM report it was Mig-29s and maybe some Flankers.


18 posted on 05/26/2020 5:46:42 PM PDT by ETCM
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To: ETCM

Thank you Obama, Biden and Petraeus, Hillary, McCain, Rubio and Graham.


19 posted on 05/26/2020 5:52:35 PM PDT by Lurkinanloomin (Natural Born Citizens Are Born Here of Citizen Parents_Know Islam, No Peace-No Islam, Know Peace)
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To: Lurkinanloomin

Operation Unified Protector was a resounding success. Qaddafi the dictator was removed allowing Libya to be broken open like a pinata. Now we can comfortably sit back and watch the locals, regionals and even Russia fight each other over the spoils knowing it will be a long time until Libya is funding regional terrorist organizations or hosting WMD research.


20 posted on 05/26/2020 6:09:50 PM PDT by Justa (If where you came from is so great then why aren't Floridians moving there?)
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