LNA hits Zuwarah Airport for allegedly hosting Turkish drones

The Libyan National Army (LNA) carried out on Thursday airstrikes on two warehouses at Zuwarah Airport, northwestern Libya, for being allegedly used by Turkish drones, according to the LNA spokesperson Ahmed al-Mismari.

Mismari said the airstrikes did not harm the airport’s airstrip or the passenger terminal.

Mismari came a few hours after the LNA Western Region Operations Room had targeted various sites, including the “Turkish Operation Room” at Zuwarah Airport, which had been used for military purposes.

In the past period, the LNA shot down Turkish drones aimed to back the LNA’s rival, the Government of National Accord (GNA), several times at the western region.

On July 1, the LNA destroyed a Turkish drone at Mitiga International Airport, Tripoli’s only functioning airport.

Turkish drones in the western region’s war is part of the Turkish intervention in the Libyan conflict by supporting the armed groups loyal to the GNA. Turkey has sent several shipments carrying heavy weapons to such groups.


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