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The United States reported the loss of two MiG-29 Wagner PMCs in Libya

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The United States reported the loss of two MiG-29 Wagner PMCs in Libya

The United States reported the loss of two MiG-29s to Wagner's private military company (PMC) in Libya. The corresponding statement was made by Rear Admiral, Director of Intelligence for the African Command (AFRICOM) Heidi Berg. Her words are reported by the correspondent of the AI-Monitor at the Pentagon Jared Szuba on his Twitter page.

According to the journalist, at least two MiG-29 fighters crashed in Libya, they could be controlled by Russian mercenaries. One of the planes was apparently lost on June 28, and the other on September 7, 2020.

Berg also said that “Russian fighters”, presumably MiG-29s, or Su-24 Fencers, carried out airstrikes against Libya.

On September 8, a MiG-29 fighter under the control of a Russian-speaking pilot was shot down in Libya. Who exactly shot down the fighter was not reported. The head of the department of moral orientation of the Libyan National Army (LNA), General Khalid Mahjub, said that the video was not true.

According to the report of the UN sanctions oversight committee of experts, in May of this year, Wagner's Russian private military company (PMC) transferred 800 to 1200 fighters, uniforms and two armored personnel carriers to Libya to support the LNA.

In Libya, the confrontation continues between the government of national accord (PNC) Faiz Sarraj, which controls Tripoli and territories in the west of the country and is supported by Turkey, and the Libyan National Army under the command of Field Marshal Khalifa Haftar, supported by Egypt and Saudi Arabia. Its unofficial allies are France and the UAE.

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