A Turkish-made robot was used to safely detonate improvised explosive devices (IED) and destroy ammunition in Libya.
Bomb squad teams effectively used the TMR 2 (Kutlu) for safe disposal of the dangerous material in the capital Tripoli, Turkey’s National Defense Ministry said on Twitter.
The ministry also posted footage of a Turkish soldier using the robot to do the job by remote control.
Attacks by warlord Khalifa Haftar’s forces – who sought to capture Tripoli – have left their mark on Libyan cities.
Libya has been torn by civil war since the ouster of Muammar Gaddafi in 2011. Libya’s new government was founded in 2015 under an UN-led agreement, but efforts for a long-term political settlement failed due to a military offensive by Haftar’s forces.
The UN recognizes the Libyan government headed by Prime Minister Fayez al-Sarraj, based in Tripoli, as the country’s legitimate authority.
Turkey supports the Tripoli government and signed a security cooperation agreement with it last November.