Airport attack

Turkish servicemen killed in Libya’s Mitiga Airport attack-LNA

The Libyan National Army said it had killed Turkish servicemen stationed at Mitiga Airport in Tripoli, the Russia news website Sputnik reported on Sunday.

LNA spokesperson Ahmad al-Mismari said that Turkish military targets, including radars and air defences, located at Mitiga Airport had been struck by the LNA for several days.

Turkey has been sending troops to war-torn Libya to support the U.N.-recognised Government of National Accord (GNA) in its conflict with the eastern-based LNA, led by Field Marshal Khalifa Haftar, which is backed by several countries, including the UAE, Egypt and France.

All flights from Mitiga were suspended last week after the LNA hit Turkish air defence systems at a military base at the airport.

The airport has previously come under attack multiple times due to the fighting between the GNA and the LNA.