UN mission confirms there is no military presence in Libya’s Zuwara Airport

Zuwara Airport has been attacked twice by Haftar’s forces in two days. [Photo: Internet]
The United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) dispatched Saturday an assessment mission to the airport of Zuwara, which was targeted by airstrikes by Khalifa Haftar’s forces.

“After reviewing the airport’s facilities and all the adjacent buildings, the assessment mission was able to confirm that neither military assets nor military infrastructure were observed at Zuwara Airport.” UNSMIL confirmed, denying the claims of Haftar’s forces.

The UNSMIL said there is no indication of military use of Zuwara Airport, which is a civilian facility.

“The Mission renews its condemnation of the attacks conducted by LNA forces against Zuwara airport, which caused serious damage to the airport’s infrastructure, including to the runway.” Ot said in a statement.

UNSMIL reiterated that attacks against civilians and civilian infrastructures constitute a grave violation of international humanitarian and human rights law.

UNSMIL said it will share the information and evidence gathered during today’s visit to Zuwara Airport with the Security Council, the Panel of Experts, and other relevant international bodies, as is the case with assessments conducted by UNSMIL in the aftermath of other such incidents.

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