US AFRICOM depicts Russian aircraft and military systems in Libya

The US Africa Command (AFRICOM) published photos saying they were for Russian aircraft that were active in Libyan airspace, stressing that the transfer of Russian aircraft to Libya had increased significantly since late May.

AFRICOM pointed out the increasing Russian military activity in Libya, exacerbating the violence taking place in the country and delaying the political solution.

AFRICOM’s deputy director of operations, Bradford Gering, said Russia continues to press for a strategic foothold on the southern flank of NATO at the expense of Libyan innocent lives.

AFRICOM monitored the presence of The Spoon Rest system in Libya, a Russian-made mobile early warning radar system, designed to provide tactical support for military activities and used in tactical combat operations.

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