The spokesman for the Libyan Army Mohammed Gununu said a Libyan Air Force warplane targeted Sunday a military cargo plane minutes after it had landed in a Tarhouna airstrip.
Gununu said the military cargo aircraft was loaded with ammunition and weapons for Khalifa Haftar’s forces.
A source said that the aircraft was an Antonov coming from the UAE and it was hit by a Libyan Air Force drone strike, thus destroying massive shipments of ammunition and equipment.
The source said Haftar’s forces set up the new airstrip in Tarhouna very urgently so they can receive ammunition for their fighters on southern Tripoli frontlines after almost all supply lines had been cut off by Libyan Army forces over the last days, not to mention the airstrikes that destroyed most of Haftar’s forces ammunition and military vehicles as well as fuel trucks.
Libyan Air Force operations have been bossing the sky over the last days, targeting Haftar’s forces in south Tripoli, Al-Watiya airbase and in eastern Misrata, especially on Al-Wishka frontline, causing them massive losses of fighters and military supplies.