Libya’s GNA forces shoot down #UAE-purchased Wing Loong over Misurata

Debris of the downed drone. [Photo: Social Media]
The spokesman for the Libyan Army under the command of the Government of National Accord (GNA) Mohammed Gununu said Friday that the Libyan Army forces in Misurata had shot down a Wing Loong drone provided by UAE to Khalifa Haftar’s forces. 

The spokesman added that the drone was downed as it was trying to carry out airstrikes on different locations in Misurata.

Photos and videos on social media showed the Wing Loong destroyed in the area of Tamina outside Misurata.

This is not the first time the Libyan Army shoots down drones for Haftar’s forces since the start of the offensive against Tripoli in April.

The UAE is number one backer of Khalifa Haftar’s forces in their General war in Libya, especially in the offensive against legitimacy in Tripoli.

The views expressed in Op-Ed pieces are those of the author and do not purport to reflect the opinions or views of Libyan Express.
How to submit an Op-Ed: Libyan Express accepts opinion articles on a wide range of topics. Submissions may be sent to Please include ‘Op-Ed’ in the subject line.
You might also like

Submit a Correction

For: Libya’s GNA forces shoot down #UAE-purchased Wing Loong over Misurata

Your suggestion have been successfully submitted

There was an error while trying to send your request. Please try again.

Libyan Express will use the information you provide on this form to be in touch with you and to provide updates and marketing.