Brigadier Okasha: Turkish Experts at Mitiga Airport and Tunisian Border Operate Turkish Drones in Libya – Al Marsad

Egyptian security expert, Brigadier Khaled Okasha, said that Turkey, an ally of the forces of the Government of National Accord (GNA), is responsible for bringing specific weapons in the war on the capital, Tripoli. This was possible under the cover of the security memorandum of understanding (MUU) signed between Fayez al-Sarraj and Turkey, which includes the exchange of weapons and military equipment.

[Libya, 4 May 2020] – Brigadier Khaled Okasha, in a statement to the London-based Asharq Al-Awsat newspaper on Monday, indicated that only Turkey can possess such types of weapons as they purchase them for the Turkish army, if not manufactured locally, and then hand them over to the armed or mercenary militias brought in from the battlefields in Syria.

Okasha attributed the qualitative improvement of the GNA forces over recent weeks reflected in regaining control of several cities on the western coast, and even moving towards Tarhouna, to these Turkish advanced weapons and drones.

He added: “Turkish drones are multi-tasking and have various features, including reconnaissance, photographing, throwing projectiles, and carrying missiles, thus exploding on impact. Turkish experts located in the two main operations rooms at Mitiga Airport and near the Tunisian borders are operating them.”

© Al Marsad Engligh (2020)