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#4081 ravnicar

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Posted 26 August 2014 - 12:20

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UAE and Egypt Air Force jets have conducted the mysterious series of airstrikes in Libya, a U.S. officials said earlier today.


The mysterious airstrikes that have hit Islamist militias in Tripoli at least twice during the last week were carried out byEgypt and United Arab Emirates warplanes.

This is what U.S. officials said, according to the New York Times.

Interestingly, the airstrikes were not coordinated with the U.S.: Washington was not even informed about the raids, even though some American planes have operated over Tripoli, supporting the recent evacuation of the US Embassy as well as performing surveillance missions in the area.

It looks like the aircraft (or most of them) launched from Egyptian airbases (although Cairo has always denied a direct involvement in Libya) with UAE Air Force providing aircrews, attack planes and aerial refuelers.

The first airstrikes hit various Islamist militias positions in Tripoli including an ammo depot. A second round of strikes concentrated in the southern part of the city where vehicles and rocket launchers were bombed.

Libyan authorities were unable to establish which was behind the mysterious airstrikes even if some debris, including a fin of the guidance kit for Mk 82s, pointed towards air forces equipped with aircraft capable to drop GBU-12 Paveway II 500-pound laser-guided bombs.

Now, American officials have unveiled the U.S. has collected enough evidence to determine UAE planes carried out the attacks.

Interestingly, UAE Air Force jets have already bombed Libya during 2011 Air War, when F-16s usually armed with 2 GBU-12s, 4 AIM-120 AMRAAMs and SNIPER pod (along with Mirage 2000s) took part in NATO’s Operation Unified Protector.

The airstrikes have failed to prevent militias from gaining control of Tripoli airport.

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Edited by ravnicar, 26 August 2014 - 12:21.

#4082 Φίλιπ Βλαςακ

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Posted 15 August 2015 - 05:48

Turkey to build 500-mile wall on Syria border after Isil Suruc bombing
The Turkish government has announced plans for a high-level security barrier along its 500-mile border with Syria, after a suicide attack in the border town of Suruc left 32 dead. Bulent Arinc, Turkey’s deputy prime minister, announced a "renewed effort" to "avoid the entry of terrorists and the foreign fighters. “The critical issue here is preventing the entry of terrorists [into Turkey] and taking physical measures along the border against the Daesh threat," he continued, referring to the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (Isil) by its Arabic acronym Mr Arinc said, according to the Turkish state news agency, Anadolu.