Four new helicopters gunships have been delivered to the Libya National Army (LNA). They are believed to have arrived in Marj on April 26.
The Russian-made Mi-35 attack helicopters appear to have been delivered from the United Arab Emirates. The news source also noted that the helicopters were not the only arms delivery to the country in recent weeks, despite the United Nations arms embargo. The Libya Herald said other weapons were flown in from the UAE to LNA forces but did not elaborate.
In recent months, the internationally recognized government in Libya has been asking for the United Nations to authorize the import of additional weapons in order to deal with groups fighting for control of the country. The government has so far requested 150 tanks, over 20 combat aircraft, 7 attack helicopters, thousands of assault rifles, missile launchers and ammunition.