30 October – 5 November: LNA conducts renewed airstrikes against Tripoli’s Mitiga airport

Nov 6, 2019 | Libyan actors

On 3 November, a spokesperson for the Government of National Accord’s (GNA) Volcano of Rage Operation said that the Libyan National Army (LNA) had conducted four airstrikes against Tripoli’s Mitiga airport, forcing a passenger plane flying from Tunisia to nearby Misrata airport to be rerouted. The LNA confirmed the strike on the “military parts” of Mitiga airport, targeting “storage facilities used to prepare unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) and store ammunition”.

On 1 November, the LNA said it had launched airstrikes against a military camp near the small town of Zelten located around 140km west of Tripoli. On 30 October, the LNA spokesman Ahmed al-Mesmari reported the LNA conducted airstrikes targeting facilities used to store UAVs and missiles at Misrata’s Aerial College.

On 1 November, the GNA’s Presidential Council (PC) issued a statement condemning LNA airstrikes against the Ministry of Interior headquarters in central Tripoli on 31 October, saying it was part of a series of attacks targeting Mitiga and Misrata airports, government buildings, schools, hospitals and civilian homes