Tripoli airport attacked


Eastern Libyan forces conducted an air strike for a second night on the military section of the only functioning airport in the Libyan capital, a statement by the force said.

The Libyan National Army (LNA) force of Khalifa Haftar, which controls eastern Libya, tried to take the capital held by the internationally recognised government in a two-month offensive but failed to breach defences in southern suburbs.

Civilian air traffic from Tripoli’s Mitiga airport continues despite the war.

The LNA on Thursday attacked the military part of the airport, targeting a “Turkish plane,” the force said in a statement. No more information was immediately available.

The LNA reported a similar strike the previous night but air traffic was not affected.