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Russian MiG-29 and Su-24 Combat Jets Caught In-Flight in Libya

Russian MiG-29 and Su-24 Combat Jets Caught In-Flight in Libya 20 June, 2020

Russian MiG-29 Fulcrums and Su-24 Fencers are caught in the air at Al Jufrah Air Base in Libya. Russia sent at least 14 combat jets, in total, to support Khalifa Haftar. Images prove that the jets are now actively flying.

U.S. Africa Command (AFRICOM) released two new images of Al Jufrah, which it said were taken on June 18, 2020, one of which showed a Su-24 Fencer taking off from the base. The other picture showed a MiG-29 parked in front of a hardened aircraft shelter, as well as P-18 Spoon Rest radar. The P-18 is a long-range surveillance radar that can be used for early warning and to provide general increased situational awareness and air traffic control.

"Russia's sustained involvement in Libya increases the violence and delays a political solution," U.S. Marine Corps Brigadier General Bradford Gering, the director of operations at AFRICOM, said in a press release accompanying the images. "Russia continues to push for a strategic foothold on NATO's southern flank and this is at the expense of innocent Libyan lives."

Russian MiG-29 and Su-24 Combat Jets Caught In-Flight in Libya

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