Libyan National Army strikes airport in dispute for Tripoli

Via Sputnik

On april 04, the Chief-commandant of the Libyan National Army, Khalifa Haftar, ordered an offensive attack against the Government of National Accord, that rules the country’s capital, Tripoli, and has the support of the UN and the European Union.After the fall of Muammar Gaddafi and the military intervention of NATO’s in 2011, the country is set in a total calamity status, with a power vacuum that instigates disputes of the two major rival political groups.The first one, the Government of National Accord, headed by the Prime-Minister Fayez al-Sarraj, administer Tripoli and the west part of the country, while the Libyan National Army, headed by Haftar, cooperates with the Parliament and sovereign the east part, from Tobruk.
Until the present time, Tripoli is besieged, with confrontations of both sides. On april 08, Haftar’s forces launched an air raid against the only functional airport of the city, Mitiga airport. However, the spokesperson for the Civil Aviation Authority, Mohamad Gniwa, said that the airport would reopen soon, but for night flights only.

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