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US Military Claims Russia Sending Military Equipment to Libya

US Military Claims Russia Sending  Military Equipment to Libya

WASHINGTON - The United States military has said Russia appears to be sending more military equipment to its mercenaries in Libya, including in the flashpoint city of Sirte, in breach of an arms embargo.
The US military's Africa Command (AFRICOM) said on Friday there was mounting evidence from satellite photos of Moscow's military cargo planes, including IL-6s, bringing supplies to fighters from Russian private military contractor Wagner Group.
"Imagery reflects the broad scope of Russian involvement," US Army Brigadier General Gregory Hadfield, AFRICOM deputy director of intelligence, said in a statement posted on the military command's website.
"They continue to look to attempt to gain a foothold in Libya.
"Russian air defense equipment, including SA-22s, are present in Libya and operated by Russia, the Wagner Group or their proxies. Photos also show Wagner utility trucks and Russian mine-resistant, ambush­ protected armored vehicles are also present in Libya ... the type and volume of equipment demonstrate an intent toward sustained offensive combat action capabilities. (Aljazeera)