6 – 12 November 2019: LNA launches aerial attacks against military facility east of Ghardabiya airbase

Nov 13, 2019 | Libyan actors

In a rare interview on 4 November, leader of the so-called Libyan National Army (LNA), Khalifa Haftar, said that there was no doubt that the LNA would win the current conflict.

On 5 November, the LNA launched aerial attacks targeting a military facility east of Ghardabiya airbase, south of Sirte. The Government of National Accord (GNA)-aligned Sirte Protection Force (SPF) released a statement indicating that three of its members had been injured in the attack and military vehicles were also destroyed.

The LNA still holds control of the Yarmouk Military Camp, despite it being a hotspot of fighting and often changing hands over the course of the conflict. On 10 November, the LNA claimed to have taken control of the Souq al-Khamis area further south of Tripoli after it removed anti-LNA forces from the cement factory located in the region, with LNA frontline field commander Major General Mabrouk taking a tour of the factory.