TB2 Turkish armed drone bites the dust.
Thanks to Russian Internet media outlet Russian Times [RT] more on the latest news, the Second Libyan Civil War. See also most recent previous blog entry.
"Libyan forces claim to have shot down Turkish aircraft after Haftar declares 'jihad' on Ankara"
"The Libyan National Army (LNA) said it shot down a Turkish drone over Tripoli, shortly after its leader General Khalifa Haftar called for a holy war against Turkey for supporting a rival government. On Friday, the LNA said it had shot down a Turkish drone south of Tripoli, the seat of the Government of National Accord (GNA). One report identified it as a Bayraktar TB2 armed drone, downed after targeting a column of LNA vehicles."
Four-barrel Soviet era 12.7 mm AAA Dhuskha. This evidently is not the weapons system that shot down the Turkish armed drone. Russian Pantsir to blame for the shoot-down. Pantsir a much more sophisticated AAA system. Uses gunfire and missiles both, radar guided. Formidable.
From a tweet:
Babak Taghvaee: @BabakTaghvaee "#BREAKING: An hour ago, 2 #Turkish Bayraktar TB2 armed drones supporting Islamist militias of #GNA targeted a convoy of #Libya National Army on its way to #Tripoli at Mizda. 30 mins later one of them was shot-down by a Pantsir S1 SAM system of #LNA in south of #Mitiga airport!"
See further and perhaps even more important so the topic the Second Libyan Civil. Greatly resembles the situation in Syria. So many players and actors foreign and domestic.