Video emerges on social media of Libyan National Army forces targeting Government of National Accord with modern Russian 9M133 Kornet ATGM missile
The 9M133 Kornet is a modern Russian man-portable anti-tank guided missile (ATGM) intended for use against main battle tanks.
Seeing this State of Art weapon in Rebels group hands raises concerns
#Libya– video from #LNA's Tariq bin Ziyad Bn. showing their AT team engaging #GNA targets with 9M133 Kornet/AT-14 Spriggan on several occasions south of #Tripoli pic.twitter.com/JRnQUSulD7
— Oded Berkowitz (@Oded121351) April 26, 2019
Two-week ago, Fresh fighting has flared near the Libyan capital, Tripoli, between pro-government forces and rebel fighters from the east of the country.
Factions of the Libyan National Army (LNA), led by hardline General Khalifa Haftar, have made a thrust into Tripoli and have claimed to have taken control of Tripoli International Airport.
The political process and risks further escalation with a serious consequence on their way to Tripoli, Haftar’s forces have overtaken several oil fields and towns, but have faced stiff resistance from forces loyal to the GNA near Tripoli, where they have been stopped. The situation is deadlocked, and fighting continues despite international calls for an end to hostilities.
The fighting between rival domestic forces continues near the capital Tripoli and elsewhere, and that prompted the UN to postpone a conference in Libya that had been meant to discuss the possibility of holding elections in the country.
Three fighter jet are shot down in current Libyan conflict in last 15 days
- on April 12, 2019, Haftar’s Libyan National Army shot down a Libyan government military aircraft
- April 15, 2019, Libyan government forces have shot down a Libyan National Army MiG-21 fighter jet over Tripoli
- on April 24, 2019, LNA forces shot down GNA Air force Dassault Mirage F1 fighter jets In Libya