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No military assets, infrastructure at Zuwara Airport: UNSMIL

No military assets nor military infrastructure were observed at Zuwara Airport according to the assessment mission that was dispatched by the United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) to the Airport.

On a Saturday statement, UNSMIL said that “After reviewing the airport’s facilities and all the adjacent buildings, the assessment mission was able to confirm that neither military assets nor military infrastructure were observed at Zuwara Airport. The Mission assesses that there is no indication of military use of Zuwara Airport, which is a civilian facility”

The UNSMIL sent the assessment mission Following two consecutive LNA-claimed airstrikes on Zuwara Airport in Western Libya.

The Mission renewed its condemnation of the attacks conducted by LNA forces against Zuwara airport, which caused serious damage to the airport’s infrastructure, including to the runway. The Mission also reiterated that attacks against civilians and civilian infrastructures constitute a grave violation of international humanitarian and human rights law.  

 On Friday, The Libyan National Army (LNA) carried out airstrikes for the second time on warehouses at Zuwarah Airport, northwestern Libya, for hosting Turkish drones, according to spokesperson Ahmed al-Mismari.

He said the LNA’s air forces also hit stores where drones and ammunitions were found in eastern Abu Kammash, a small Libyan Berber village by the sea located about 25 kilometers from the Tunisian border.

He added that any site hosting foreign bodies is a legitimate target of the LNA’s air forces.

The LNA hit Zuwarah Airport for the second time in a week, as on Thursday airstrikes targeted two warehouses for being allegedly used by Turkish drones.

This came as part of the LNA Western Region Operations Room’s target on various sites, including the “Turkish Operation Room” at Zuwarah Airport, which had been used for military purposes.

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