Italian military units not damaged in Misurata’s attack

The infrastructure used by Italian military units operating at the Faculty of Civil Aviation of Misurata were not damaged by the bombing that targeted the academy on Saturday, Italian Defense Ministry said Sunday.

The Italian Ministry said in a statement that its forces are inside the air base in Misurata within the framework of the joint Libyan-Italian support mission, which provides medical aids and training in Libya.

The ministry added that an Italian naval vessel is found in Tripoli as part of the mission to offer logistical support for the Libyan navy.

On early Saturday, the Libyan National Army (LNA) carried out eight airstrikes on various locations of the Government of the National Accord (GNA) in Misurata, northwestern Libya, including the Faculty of Civil Aviation of Misurata, LNA’s al-Watiya airbase announced.

Italian sources said the attack on the academy was launched one kilometer from the Italian military hospital, leaving no casualties.

Watiya airbase said the air strikes also targeted the operating room and the air defense system in Misurata.

The airstrikes came in response to Friday’s airstrikes launched by the LNA’s rival in western Libya, the GNA, on al-Jufra airbase, controlled by the LNA, destroying a hangar containing drones and a cargo plane.


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