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GNA loses 6 aircrafts, LNA accuses militias of exploiting air force facilities

The Government of National Accord (GNA) has lost most of their aircrafts that belong to the Faculty of Civil Aviation of Misurata during the latest battles against the Libyan National Army (LNA).

The GNA forces lost around sox aircrafts including “two of L39, two of Mirage F1, one of MIG 25 and one of MIG 23,” LNA Air Force Chief of Staff Lieutenant General Saqr al-Jaroushi said Saturday.

Jaroushi accused the armed groups allied to the GNA of attacking the air force facilities and of exploiting them in illegal operations to serve groups with extremist ideas.

Regarding pilots and technicians working with the air forces, based in the west of the country, he added that some of them joined the LNA, and others were forced to leave the country fearing for their lives and the lives of their families.

On April 4, Hafater announced the start of the battle of Tripoli to extend the control of his eastern forces to the Libyan capital, the seat of the LNA, with the aim of purging it of “terrorist militias.”

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