Skip to comments.Hundreds more Russian mercenaries flee western Libya: GNA forces
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 ...
Of interest ping..
You know things are going tits up when you look forward to being evacuated out on a russian aircraft.
If the Mercs are evacuating, then who are the munitions & weaponry for?
Big mess. Even Algeria may join the fight. They haven’t sent troops abroad since the Yom Kippur War of 1973.
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!
It's a nightmare, right along with Hillary as POTUS.
From what I read Algeria is a mess itself.
But THAT'S the Middle East, isn't it?
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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.
“We Came. We Saw. We Kicked his Ass”
Obama and Clintons destruction of Libya and 10 year civil war.
The man is an angel of death.
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’
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
Yup. Morocco (which has sealed its border with Algeria) might be the last fortress of sanity in Islam.
Yeah, I see now on the AFRICOM report it was Mig-29s and maybe some Flankers.
Thank you Obama, Biden and Petraeus, Hillary, McCain, Rubio and Graham.
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.
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