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US watching brief turns the screw on Russia’s Libyan foray

28th May 2020 - 17:31 GMT | by Tim Martin in London


A recent series of declassified intelligence images published by US Africa Command (AFRICOM) showing Russian fighter jets positioned in Libya looks to have unravelled consistent attempts to conceal overt participation in the proxy war by the Putin administration.

With the fighters said to have been delivered by the Kremlin to support Libyan National Army (LNA)-affiliated private military contractors, Russia stands accused by the US of delivering ‘at least’ 14 unmarked aircraft to Al Jufra Air Base and attempting to ‘tip the scales’ in favour of the LNA, although Moscow has since denied sending any military personnel to Libya.

Nevertheless, a US

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Tim Martin


Tim Martin

Tim Martin is Air Editor for Shephard Media, based in Belfast. 

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