Libya in the Last 48 Hours: LNA Airstrikes Continue in Tripoli, Misrata, Sirte

Airstrikes on ‘Military Section’ of Mitiga

Khaled Mahmoud

The Libyan National Army (LNA), led by Field Marshal Khalifa Haftar, mounted Tuesday three airstrikes on the ‘military section’ of Mitiga airbase.

The strikes hit their targets with high precision, the LNA said.

Further, the Volcano of Rage operation led by the Government of National Accord (GNA) renewed charges against the army of launching attacks on Mitiga International Airport as part of “continuous targeting of infrastructure and airports.”

In a terse statement, the operation didn’t reveal if there were material or human losses but published photos of smoke rising from the airport.

The facility was shut down several times as a result of airstrikes carried out by the LNA, which accuses Sarraj’s government of using the airport for “military purposes” in addition to allowing Turkish drones to take off from there.

Mitiga International Airport is operating as an alternative for Tripoli International Airport that has been shut down since 2014.

Spokesman of the GNA Army Colonel Mohammad Qanunu declared earlier that its airforce conducted four airstrikes on Monday in El-Sbeaa and Suq Al Khamis, south of the capital Tripoli, targeting mercenaries and armored vehicles.

In Sirte, the LNA revealed that the airstrikes it mounted on Monday led to the destruction of about 50 vehicles and the death of more than 21 individuals.

LNA: Targets in Tripoli, Misrata directly hit

The Address | Benghazi – Libya

LIBYA – The Libyan National Army (LNA) Air Force directly hit a number of targets in Tripoli and Misrata, said the Military Information Division of LNA.

LNA targeted Mitiga air base in Tripoli, drone operations room at Misrata Airport, a number of ammunition depots, and residence halls for Turkish, according to the Division.

It is noteworthy that Turkey had announced, in the words of the president Rajab Erdogan, its support to the armed groups allied with the Tripoli-based Government of National Accord (GNA) in its war against LNA, which launched last April an operation to liberate Tripoli from criminal militias and terrorist groups.

LNA carries out air strike on Turkish operations room in Misrata

The Address | Benghazi – Libya

MISRATA – The Libyan National Army (LNA) air force attacked Turkish operations room inside the Air Academy in Misrata today, announced the Military Information Division of LNA.

“We note out to the people of Misrata that these raids will not be the last as long as the city continues to host these suspicious activities of foreign countries that finance terrorism inside homeland,” LNA Information Division stressed.

LNA: Series of air force raids on targets in Sirte were accurate

The Address | Benghazi – Libya

SIRTE – Military Information Division of the Libyan National Army (LNA) confirmed on Tuesday that a series of raids by LNA air force fighters on targets in the city of Sirte resulted in the destruction of targets accurately.

The Division noted that any concentration of militia groups or suspicious movement would be a legitimate target for LNA Air Force fighters.

It is noteworthy that LNA air force targeted on Monday, al-Qaradabiya airbase south of Sirte and the headquarters of the Joint Operations Room in the city affiliated to armed groups allied with the Tripoli-based Government of National Accord (GNA).

The Spokesman of LNA, Major General Ahmed Al-Mesmari, confirmed at a press conference on Sunday that LNA Air Force reconnaissance monitored development work at the base of Al-Qaradabiya, which had been destroyed.

LNA: Misrati Militia withdrew from Sirte

The Address | Benghazi – Libya

SIRTE, Libya – Media Center of the Al-Karama Operations Room of the Libyan National Army (LNA) announced that the preliminary outcome of LNA Air Force raids targeting the movements of the Tripoli-based Government of National Accord (GNA) militias in the city of Sirte estimated that it destroyed about 50 vehicles and killed more than 21 militiamen.

The media center continued that the militia leadder Mohammed al-Hossan, withdrew from the city with 60 vehicles to the city of Misrata.

Sources from Ibn Sina hospital in Sirte revealed the arrival of a number of bodies of GNA militias as a result of raids by LNA Air Force on Monday morning, confirming that the dead of GNA militias included people holding Turkish nationality.

Since the early hours of Monday morning, the city of Sirte witnessed an intensive air strikes by LNA, targeting GNA militias in the center and suburbs of the city of Sirte.