Drone strike destroys Russian transport aircraft at al-Jufra airbase

Dec 15, 2023 | International actors

On 15 December, it became known that a civilian Ilyushin Il-76 transport aircraft, which was presumably operating on behalf of the Russian Wagner Group, was destroyed by a combat drone at al-Jufra Air Base, probably on 12 December. It is also possible that the attack took place on 7 December. The aircraft came from Latakia, Syria.

A base used by the Wagner mercenaries at Zella airfield (130 km SE of Waddan, 2 km west of the oil fields) was also attacked by a drone.