U.N.-recognized Libyan Government of National Accord (GNA) made a statement on Sunday saying it had downed a United Arab Emirates unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) to the north of the country.
“It was a Chinese-made drone equipped with guided missiles,” Mohammed Kanunu, the spokesman for the GNA-led Burkan Al-Ghadab Operation (Volcano of Rage) said.
One of the main supporters of General Khalifa Haftar, Abu Dhabi, has yet to comment on the incident.
The United Arab Emirates previously violated the U.N. arms embargo against forces loyal to Haftar, as revealed in a U.N. report dating from 2017, which stated that the country had long been providing Haftar with all kinds of military support, fueling the ongoing conflict.
Source: Daily Sabah