UN-backed Libya government jets strike Haftar’s airbase

UN-backed Libya government jets strike Haftar’s airbase
# 08 April 2019 11:12 (UTC +04:00)

Fighter jets of UN-backed Government of National Accord (GNA) on Monday hit an airbase under the control of east-Libya based commander Khalifa Haftar, ONA reports citing Anadolu Agency. 

Al-Watiyah, an airbase 130 kilometers (80 miles) southeast of Tripoli, is the only airbase that Haftar, who commands forces loyal to Libya’s eastern government, captured near Libya’s capital. 

Haftar's forces used the airbase to launch airstrikes on rival Tripoli-based government forces.

Recall that on Thursday, Haftar launched a military campaign to recapture Tripoli from the UN-backed government. A day later, he announced the capture of the former Tripoli International Airport on the outskirts of the capital.

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