On Sunday, August 18th the United Nations stated a civilian airport in western Libya had been seriously damaged with airstrikes by East Libyan forces.
The Eastern-based Libya National Army (LNA) force claimed responsibility for bombing the airport of Zuwara twice last week, aiming hangars used by Turkish drones.
The attacks come as part of a campaign to try to take Tripoli held by the internationally recognised government. The Libya National Army is commanded by Khalifa Haftar allied to parallel government in the east.
” The Mission confirmed that the condemnation of the attacks conducted by the LNA forces against Zuwara airport, which cause serious damage as runway had been damaged.”
Since it’s ground campaign failed to make it beyond southern suburbs of Libyan capital, the LNA has resorted to increasing airstrikes against Tripoli airport.
The Tripoli forces had been supplied with drones by Turkey, with trucks to match military support by Egypt and the United Arab Emirates for the LNA.
Since 2011, after the toppling of Muammar Gaddafi, conflict and chaos have been a constant part of Libya.