Libya’s Only Functioning Airport Closed Due to Airstrike – Reports


Recently Sky News Arabia reported that the Libyan National Army have left the territory of Tripoli International Airport amid the ongoing fight with the forces of Libya’s Government of National Accord.

An Eastern Libyan forces spokesman Ahmed Mismari has confirmed on Monday that an airstrike targeting Tripoli’s only functioning airport took place earlier in the day, adding that it hit two planes.

He also noted that the force did not have civilian planes as targets, rather they aimed to destroy a MiG parked at Mitiga Airport.

The spokesman said further that Field Marshal Khalifa Haftar’s army units are now approaching residential areas of Tripoli. 

The official announcement comes after Libyan authorities have announced that the country’s only functioning airport Mitiga based in Tripoli, has been closed due to airstrikes conducted by the Libyan National Army (LNA), Reuters reported, citing a Libyan official.

Prior to that, the Al-Hadath TV channel reported that the airport was attacked by the forces led by Field Marshal Khalifa Haftar.

One more state’s airport, Tripoli International Airport, has not been operating since 2014. Amid the recent clashes, the strategic object has been previously seized by the LNA and then recaptured by the Libyan government forces.

Meanwhile, forces controlled by the Libyan Government of National Accord (GNA) led by Fayez Sarraj recaptured the positions previously lost…

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