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Al Jazeera investigation exposes mysterious aircraft in Haftar territory after trips in Egypt, Israel and Jordan

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Al-Jazeera revealed in an investigation published that Khalifa Haftar’s forces had used two Russian-made Ilyushin 76 aircraft registered to a joint Emirati-Kazakh company called Reem Travel made several trips between Egypt, Israel, and Jordan before landing at military bases controlled by Haftar’s forces in early April.

The investigation says that flight transponders of the aircraft used for supporting Haftar’s forces appear to have been turned off while flying into the country.

“Video published by Haftar’s forces shows one of the cargo planes – with the registration number UP-I7645 – after landing at Haftar-controlled Tamanhant military base in southern Libya. It had taken off from Benghazi in the east, Haftar’s stronghold.” Al-Jazeera reports.

Meanwhile a report on Defence Web says that it appears that Jordan has delivered an unknown number of Mbombe 6×6 armoured vehicles to forces in Libya allied to Khalifa Haftar’s Libyan National Army (LNA) along with Jordanian-manufactured Al-Mared 8×8 vehicles.

Several photos and videos have emerged online appearing to show Mbombe 6 vehicles in use with forces allied to the Libyan National Army after being delivered by Jordan. It appears one was captured by Government of National Accord forces after being hit by enemy fire south of Tripoli, with a large hole revealed in the side of one vehicle seen in a video posted on social media.

AP / Libya Report / Libya Observer / Al Jazeera

photo Al Jazeera

 

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