Flights at Bani Walid airbase suspended

The Joint Operations Room of the Government of National Accord (GNA) in the Western Region decided on Monday night to suspend flights at Bani Walid airbase.

Actions will be taken against those who will violate the order, according to the Operations Room’s statement, which called on all civilians to evacuate the airport.

No further details have so far been mentioned about the reasons for the suspension.

In October 2019, the Libyan Airports Authority transformed Bani Walid military airbase to a civil airport for the residents in Bani Walid, western Libya.

The western airports are facing problems amid the military operation in the western region.

In early April, the rival of the GNA, Khalifa Haftar, who commands the eastern Libyan National Army (LNA), took control on the Tripoli Airport in early April.

Further, Tripoli Mitiga International Airport, the only airport working in the capital, suspended its flights on Sunday after it had been struck by missiles.

The airstrike injured three employees from the African Airlines and destroyed one of its planes. No one has claimed its responsibility for the attack.

Air traffic at Mitiga has been suspended several times in recent months due to the war.


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