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Libya: GNA and LNA forces clash near Tripoli International Airport01:15

Libya: GNA and LNA forces clash near Tripoli International Airport

Libya, Tripoli
May 3, 2019 at 21:46 GMT +00:00 · Published

Forces loyal to the Government of National Accord (GNA) reportedly advanced on the area of Tripoli International Airport, near positions of forces loyal to LNA commander Khalifa Haftar, as shown in footage filmed on Friday.

The airport has not been used since early 2018, with flights being redirected to and from Mitiga International Airport instead.

The LNA, which controls eastern Libya, is aiming to take over territory from the UN-backed GNA, including the capital. The country has been split between the two rival sides since 2014.

Libya: GNA and LNA forces clash near Tripoli International Airport01:15
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Forces loyal to the Government of National Accord (GNA) reportedly advanced on the area of Tripoli International Airport, near positions of forces loyal to LNA commander Khalifa Haftar, as shown in footage filmed on Friday.

The airport has not been used since early 2018, with flights being redirected to and from Mitiga International Airport instead.

The LNA, which controls eastern Libya, is aiming to take over territory from the UN-backed GNA, including the capital. The country has been split between the two rival sides since 2014.

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