Libya’s Presidential Council condemns attacks on western region’s airports

Mitiga Airport in Tripoli was targeted many times over the last four months by Haftar’s forces. [Photo: Internet]
Libya’s Presidential Council (PC) condemned on Friday the attacks on airports in western Libya, as the armed conflict between the Government of National Accord and the eastern-based Khalifa Haftar’s forces continues.

“The Presidential Council of the Government of National Accord condemns the cowardly airstrikes on civilian airports in the western region by Haftar’s militias, which damaged the infrastructure of the airports, frightened civilians, and disrupted flights,” the PC said in a statement.

The PC called on the UNSMIL to “take a clearer stand against the attacks.”

Spokesman of Khalifa Haftar’s forces, Ahmad Al-Mismari, said on Friday that their air force had targeted the airport of the western city of Zuwara, some 120 km west of the capital Tripoli, and destroyed a hanger used to store drones.

Burkan Al-Ghadab operation of the GNA in Tripoli has denied any military presence in both Mitiga and Zuwara Airport, especially that the Zuwara airport is being used solely by the United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL).

UNSMIL on Thursday denounced increasing attacks on civilian airports in western Libya.

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