Russian fighters evacuate Tripoli frontlines
On 24 May, Middle East Eye (MEE) reported that Russian fighters deployed to Libya have been seen retreating from front lines in the Tripoli area. Officially Russia supports the UN political roadmap, however Russia also stands as one of Khalifa Haftar’s international supporter in his military campaign against the UN-recognized Tripoli-based Government of National Accord (GNA), manifesting its support through the deployment of mercenaries by Russian private firms allegedly linked to the Kremlin. For MME, the retreat of Russian fighters from Westerb Libya results from the recent territorial gains made by the GNA against the LNA in Western Libya.
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