Aljazeera TV Channel has reported a high ranking government official at the Presidential Council as saying that a French military unit has set up a control room for drones at Sidra oil terminal in northern Libya amid France’s rejection that it has provided military support for Khalifa Haftar’s forces.
The official told Aljazeera that the French military unit is controlling drones that are targeting the Air College in Misrata and other Presidential Council’s government positions in southern and eastern the city as well as in central Libya.
Aljazeera added that the French military unit is staying with a ring of heavy security presence at the residential area at Ras Lanuf oil terminal.
“Other sources said there is another French military unit at a firm’s headquarters in Houn town in Al-Jufra in central Libya. It is operating the fighting of Haftar’s forces in southern Tripoli.” The report adds.
In the meantime, sources from Burkan Al-Ghadab (Volcano of Rage) Operation said a French warship in northern Sirte waters disrupted the radio waves of the Libyan air defense in Misrata, paving the way for a warplane for Haftar’s forces to air-attack Misrata.
The sources added that the French warship sent waves disrupting the Libyan Air Force’s drones, thus limiting its viability in recent days.
France has remained rejectionist of any claims that it is supporting Haftar in his war against Tripoli, starting from its troops who were detained on the border with Tunisia, then the finding of Javelin missiles in Gharyan when Haftar’s forces pulled out in defeat and now the drones’ control room.