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Turkish-backed Tripoli GNA forces capture Russian-made air defense system, military chopper

The Turkish-backed Government of National Accord (GNA) forces in Tripoli have captured in the past 24 hours, a large amount of weapons and equipment left behind by the Libyan National Army (LNA) at the Al-Watiya Airbase near the Tunisian border.

According to the Turkish-backed GNA forces, their troops seized a Russian-made Pantsir-S1 air defense system that was left behind at the Al-Watiya Airbase. In addition to the air defense system, the GNA forces also seized a Russian-made Mi-35 military chopper, which was confirmed in the video footage released shortly after its capture.

The capture of the Al-Watiya Airbase by the GNA forces on Monday marked the first time in several days that the Turkish-backed troops seized any significant base or territory in western Libya.

In April, the GNA forces launched a massive offensive in the western part of Libya, seizing several areas from the Libyan National Army.

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