On the night of July 4-5, Dassault Mirage 2000-9 multi-role fighters of the United Arab Emirates Air Force attacked the recently deployed air defense facilities of the Turkish military at the Al-Vatyya air base in Libya.

Emirate aircraft used the Sidi-Barrani Air Force Base of Egypt in the north-west of the country to strike. The UAE is also actively using this air base to supply the troops of the Libyan National Army.