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"Unknown" country donates new MiG-23 fighters to the Libyan National Army


New MiG-23s have appeared in service with Libya - they were transferred to the LNA by an "unknown" country.

The active use by the Libyan National Army over the past few months of MiG-29 fighters and Su-24 front-line bombers (these aircraft have never been in service with Libya - ed.), Received a logical explanation. According to the Arab information publication "Al-Masdar News", the Libyan National Army announced the appearance in the country's armament of supersonic MiG-23 fighters, and, apparently, in an amount much larger than they have ever been in service with Libya - previously the Air Force The LNA simply did not have combat aircraft and they had to use modern machines.

“On Sunday, the representative of the Libyan National Army, Ahmed al-Mismari, announced that the new fighters entered service with the Libyan Air Force and were ready to carry out combat missions. Al-Mismari said in a statement posted on his official Facebook account: "The Libyan Arab Air Force is completing repair work for the MiG-23 aircraft, a squadron of bombers, and announces its entry into service and readiness to carry out combat missions.", - about it сообщает Arabic newsletter Al-Masdar News.

The "supplier" of MiG-23 fighters is not officially named, however, against the background of flights of Russian military transport aircraft to Libya, as well as the vast experience of the Russian military in repairing such fighters, Western media suggested that the supply was carried out by the Russian side.

It should be noted that earlier in the United States it was announced that two Russian MiG-29 fighters were shot down over Libya, since the Libyan National Army does not have experience with these combat aircraft, however, such information has not received any confirmation.

there were no combat ones, and I had to fly modern ...

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