Eastern Libya Air Force strikes military camp

# 17:44
12 April 2019

A day earlier, aviation from the Libyan National Army (LNA) led by Field Marshal Khalifa Haftar conducted an airstrike against a military base controlled by the Government of National Accord (GNA) in Tripoli, ONA reports citing Sputnik.

A military aircraft from the eastern Libyan forces has attacked a military camp of a force allied to the internationally recognised government near the western town of Zuwara, Reuters reported citing an eastern military source and residents.

According to reports, the air strike is the closest yet to an oil and gas facility located nearby since the beginning of the offensive.

The attack comes after Libyan parliament head Aguila Saleh Issa told Sputnik that Libya had notified the UN Security Council that Field Marshal Khalifa Haftar's troops, in their offensive on Tripoli, would not attack the country's civilian population.

The situation in the region escalated last week when the Libyan National Army (LNA) headed by Khalifa Haftar began an offensive to oust what he called terrorist forces in the country's capital.