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Libya’s air war: Drones decisive in battle for Tripoli

Because of Libya’s flat terrain, armed drones have played a key role in changing the fortunes of each side in the conflict.

In Libya, forces loyal to renegade military commander Khalifa Haftar have been forced to retreat as the UN-recognised government has been making rapid gains.

The two sides have been fighting for control of the west since April 2019.

Airpower has been a key factor in this conflict.

Al Jazeera’s Alex Gatopoulos explains.