Libya’s GNA forces shoot down UAE-purchased Chinese drone near Misurata
Burkan Al-Ghadab operation under the command of the Government of National Accord (GNA) has confirmed on Facebook that its defense forces have shot down Wing Loong drone – made in China and bought by the UAE – that is used by Khalifa Haftar’s forces in their attacks on Tripoli and other areas.
The operation said on Saturday that the drone, provided by the UAE to Haftar’s forces, was trying to strike Misurata city before it had been shot down and destroyed in Abu Grein area near Misurata.
The UAE is a staunch backer of Haftar and his attacks on Tripoli as it has been a supporter for his Derna and Benghazi operations in the past five years.
Photos of the destroyed Wing Loong were published online by the Volcano of Rage (Burkan Al-Ghadab) Operation and showed the total destruction of the drone.
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