Tripoli Airport handed over to a pro-Presidential Council security department

The Security Department of Qaser Bengashir has taken over the task to secure the Tripoli International Airport from the one-day brigade in mission – Tarhouna’s Al-Kaniat Brigade, which took it over on Sunday from a pro-Salvation Government force.

The Qasir Bengashir Security Department was given the authority to secure the airport by the Commander of the Presidential Guard, Najmi Nakoa, and the member of the Presidential Council, Ahmed Hamza, along with many officials attending the handing over ceremony on Sunday.

Tripoli Revolutionaries Brigade welcomed the handing over of the airport to the Qasir Bengashir Security Department and said it is only looking for the best for Libya and for Libya to be a state of institutions away from militias and conflict of interests.

Late on Saturday, Tripoli Revolutionaries Brigade, which is led by Haithem Al-Tajouri, warned Al-Kaniat Brigade of staying in the Tripoli International Airport more than 24 hours, saying if they remained in the airport a war will be unavoidable.

On Friday morning, forces from Misurata city allied with Salvation Government of General National Congress led by Khalifa Al-Ghweil have been attacking locations of GNA forces in Rixos, Salah Eddeen, Hadba, Hai Demashiq, Ain Zara, airport road and others.

The operation is called Fakhir Libya, Libya’s Pride, and led by Libya Dawn leader Salah Badi.

Over 30 people have been reported dead and 130 injured so far in the clashes, according to Libya’s Health Ministry.

The views expressed in Op-Ed pieces are those of the author and do not purport to reflect the opinions or views of Libyan Express.
How to submit an Op-Ed: Libyan Express accepts opinion articles on a wide range of topics. Submissions may be sent to Please include ‘Op-Ed’ in the subject line.
You might also like

Submit a Correction

For: Tripoli Airport handed over to a pro-Presidential Council security department

Your suggestion have been successfully submitted

There was an error while trying to send your request. Please try again.

Libyan Express will use the information you provide on this form to be in touch with you and to provide updates and marketing.