On August 3rd, a fire broke out at the Misrata International Airport, which is a Turkish base of operations in Libya.
— Ahmed ALberiaf (@Ahmedalberiaf) August 3, 2020
It doesn’t appear to be a result of any attack by Field Marshal Khalifa Haftar’s forces, but rather an incident. No significant damages and no injuries have been reported.
Separately, the Government of National Accord’s Sirte and Jufra operation commander Abdulhadi Drah said that all the troops, including Turkish armed forces, mercenaries and militants who came from Syria, are present and ready for the possible siege and takeover of Sirte.
Sirte ve Cufra askeri birlikler komutanı Abdulhadi Drah:
— Libya Febrayer TV (@TvFebruary) August 3, 2020
On the side of the Libyan National Army, Field Marshal Khalifa Haftar’s forces received a new batch of Jordanian RPG-32.
— Ouais Hasairi | أويس الحصائري (@HasairiOuais) August 4, 2020
A video showed that a group of LNA soldiers, at Tariq bin Ziyad battalion base in Benghazi, which Haftar recently visited, were allegedly preparing to depart for Egypt.
Geolocation of the video that shows a group of LNA soldiers getting ready to depart – allegedly to Egypt. Location of the video is Tariq bin Ziyad battalion base in Benghazi, which Haftar recently visited.
— Sargon Courtenay (@CourtenaySargon) August 5, 2020
The Libyan National Oil Corporation said that since the blockade of oil facilities began, Libya has lost $7.8 billion.
Finally, on the diplomatic front, the US appears to be becoming more active in rhetoric toward Libya, calling for a peaceful solution.
— Steve Herman (@W7VOA) August 4, 2020
White House national security adviser Robert O’Brien said:
“The United States is deeply troubled by the escalating conflict in Libya. We strongly oppose foreign military involvement, including the use of mercenaries and private military contractors, by all sides.”
— Mohammed Ali (@M_abdusa) August 4, 2020
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