US accuses Russia of deploying fighter jets to Libya to boost mercenaries

The Hill: The U.S. military accused Moscow on Tuesday of deploying fighter jets to Libya to bolster Russian mercenaries fighting in support of rebel commander Khalifa Haftar.

In a news release, U.S. Africa Command (Africom) said Russia recently deployed the aircraft for a likely mission of providing close air support and offensive fire for the Wagner Group private military contractor, which is supporting Haftar’s Libyan National Army (LNA) in its fight against the U.N.-backed Libyan government.

Read article