Libyan National Army’s air force strikes Tripoli’s only operating airport

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MOSCOW, April 8. /TASS/. The Libyan National Army’s (LNA) fighter jets under the command of Field Marshal Khalifa Haftar have carried out a strike on Tripoli’s sole operating airport Mitiga, the Alhadath TV channel reported on Monday.

At the same time, according to the Sky News Arabia TV channel, the raid targeted the landing strip adjacent to the airport.

The military airport Mitiga has been used as a means of communicating with the world since 2014 when the Tripoli international airport was rendered inoperative.

Earlier, the LNA declared that they would strike each airport in the west of the country used for combat missions.

Currently, Libya has two supreme executive authorities, namely Tripoli’s government of National Accord recognized by the international community and headed by Prime Minister Fayez al-Sarraj and the interim government headed by Prime Minister Abdullah al-Thani, which operates in the country’s east along with the elected parliament and is supported by the Libyan National Army.

On April 4, Haftar announced the launch of an offensive against Tripoli. On Friday, there were reports that his squads are actively approaching the capital from the south. Sarraj ordered all military units loyal to him to be on full alert and use force if needed.

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