A Turkey’s military base in Libya was under attack, LNA shot down a Turkish drone
TRIPOLI, (BM) – On Saturday, the Libyan National Army (LNA) unleashed a massive attack on the Mitiga Airport in Tripoli, causing a number of explosions throughout the day as they intensified their strikes, learned BulgarianMilitary.com citing a Lebanese news agency AMN.
It should be noted that the Mitiga Airport is the location of the Turkish military’s primary base inside of Libya.
According to a field report from Tripoli, the Libyan National Army repeatedly launched artillery shells and missiles towards the Mitiga Airport, while also hitting front-line areas in southern Tripoli like Bab bin Ghashir and Abu Salim.
Local sources reported that the bombing of the site with warplanes killed 5 fighters from Rajban and 4 others from the city of Zintan, divided between GNA and LNA.
On the other hand, a spokesman for the GNA forces, Colonel Pilot Muhammad Qanunu, announced the “neutralization of 70 elements between dead and wounded members of Haftar’s forces.”
At the same time the Libyan National Army (LNA) shot down a TB2 drone, the LNA press service said on May 9 on its Twitter page.
“The forces of the LNA shot down a Turkish drone TB2 over Tripoli,” the LNA said in a statement.
Libyan civil war
In Libya, armed clashes are currently taking place between supporters of different leaders. The country is led by the Government of National Accord (GNA), headed by Prime Minister Fayez Saraj, the “eastern government” led by Abdullah Abdurrahaman at-Thani.
The eastern government is supported by the commander of the Libyan National Army, Khalifa Haftar.
Recall that January 13 in Moscow, negotiations were held between the heads of the Libyan National Army (LNA) Khalif Haftar and the Government of National Accord (GNA) Faiz Sarraj. Also present were members of the Foreign Ministries of Russia and Turkey.
On the meeting the commander of the Libyan National Army (LNA), Field Marshal Khalifa Haftar, has notified Russia about the conditions for continuing negotiations on the signing of a peace agreement in Libya.
According to the requirements of Haftar, the militias operating in Libya are required to surrender weapons in the period from 45 to 90 days. This process should be controlled by a special commission created by the LNA together with the UN
Haftar also refused to recognize Turkey as an intermediary in resolving the situation in Libya, since the Turkish side is not neutral and supports the Government of National Accord (GNA).
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