Ministry of Transport of the UN-backed Libyan government denied on Tuesday the remarks of UN envoy to Libya Ghassan Salame about the military use of Mitiga airport in the capital Tripoli.
Major General Osama Joueili, Commander of the Western Military Region of the Government of National Accord (GNA), announced that his forces took “unexpected” countermeasures in anticipation of an external air attack on the capital Tripoli.
Libya’s warring sides have taken their battle for Tripoli to the skies as fighting stalls on the ground, alarming UN envoy Ghassan Salame, who has stepped up calls for a truce.
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A few months after his April 4 surprise assault on Tripoli to unseat the UN backed Government of National Accord (GNA), Khalifa Haftar, leader of the self-styled Libyan National Army (LNA), lost control of Gharyan on June 26. The LNA has since been steadily losing ground in heavy fighting in …
The forces of the Libyan Government of National Accord (GNA) will not stop military operations until troops of their rival Libyan National Army (LNA), led by Field Marshal Khalifa Haftar, are withdrawn to their pre-war positions, GNA head Fayez Sarraj said.
The Head of the Presidential Council Fayez Al-Sarraj said the Turkish military support for the government in Tripoli comes at the request of the legitimate Libyan government to defend the capital and its residents against the attacking forces.
The UN envoy to Libya Ghassan Salame has also called for a truce on the Muslim holiday of Eid as the conflict deepens.
Libyan military strongman Khalifa Haftar’s forces said Monday they carried out an air strike last week on a makeshift hospital near Tripoli that killed five medical personnel.
The Government of National Accord (GNA) has accused the Libyan National Army (LNA), led by Field Marshal Khalifa Haftar, of carrying out an airstrike on a field hospital in Tripoli, which left five doctors dead.
An air attack by forces loyal to renegade military commander Khalifa Haftar near the Libyan capital killed five doctors, the UN-recognised Government of National Accord (GNA) said on Sunday.