LNA Air Force threatens Misrata bound ships
Threat will concern shippers.
LNA Air Force threatens to strike any Misrata bound ships
The Libyan Air Force, of the only internationally recognized government in Libya, threatened yesterday to strike with its jets at any ships approaching the port of the city of Misrata.
In a stern warning reported by LANA, the Commander of the Air Force, Brigadier Saqr Al-Jaroushi, said that ‘’any vessel or cargo ship approaching the port of Misrata would be targeted directly and immediately’’ as of Friday 9 January.
The warning follows the announcement on Monday that the LNA has received 4 new Russian-made Sukhoi SU-27 fighter jets reportedly capable of covering a distance of 3,530 km with a top speed of 2,500 kmh. In comparison, commercial passenger flights from Tripoli to Benghazi, for example, take about an hour to cover the distance.
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