Aug 17 2019

Libya’s LNA carries out airstrikes on airport housing Turkish drones – local media

The eastern Libyan forces fighting against the internationally recognised Tripoli government on Thursday said they had carried out airstrikes on an airport housing Turkish drones in northwest Libya, Daily Sabah reported citing Bahraini Bawbat al-Wasat website.

The Libyan National Army (LNA) spokesman said on his Facebook page that the strikes had targeted two warehouses at Zuwarah Airport, which had been used to launch Turkish drones, according to Bawbat al-Wasat.

The warehouses were flattened during the airstrikes, which came after information was gathered about the movement of Turkish drones, the spokesman said.

The LNA headed by General Khalifa Haftar launched a military offensive in April to seize the Libyan capital from Serraj’s UN-backed Government of National Accord (GNA).

Ankara backs the Islamist-rooted government in Tripoli, while LNA, which is supported by Turkey’s regional rivals Egypt, Saudi Arabia and other Gulf states, accuses Turkey of funding and arming Islamist factions in Libya fighting on the side of the GNA.

https://www.dailysabah.com/africa/2019/08/16/libyas-haftar-forces-claim-they-hit-airport-housing-turkish-drones