NTC Libya launched an operation to dislodge the LNA from Tripoli airport
Military Libyan national consensus Government (NTC) launched on Wednesday the operation to dislodge the troops of the Libyan national army (LNA) controlled by them from the international airport of the capital Tripoli, said the official representative of the military of the NTC Muhammad's Eve.
"We officially announce the beginning of the operation to liberate the airport," - said in a Facebook statement, the speaker.
According to him, the purpose of the operation - to clear the remnants of the detachments of the Haftarot, "hiding" in the airport of Tripoli.
He noted that two days ago the military of the NTC is completely surrounded by the airport, and before that, under their control passed all military base South of Tripoli.
The eve reported that the military of the NTC have already dealt about ten air strikes on tanks of the LNA at the airport in Tripoli and the surrounding areas.
Tripoli international airport is currently not functioning, the flight takes airport Mitiga.
After the overthrow and murder of Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi in 2011, Libya has virtually ceased to function as a unified state. Now the country is in a diarchy. To the East sits a Parliament elected by people, and in the West, in the capital Tripoli, the rules generated with the support of the UN and the European Union, the Government of national consent headed by Fitom Barragem. The authorities of the Eastern part of the country operate independently from Tripoli to cooperate with the Libyan national army, led by Marshal Khalifa the Haftarot, which is April 2019 not stop trying to seize Tripoli.