On June 30, an airstrike by the Libyan National Army’s air force struck the Mitiga International Airport controlled by the Government of National Accord (GNA). According to the LNA, the airstrike destroyed a Turkish unmanned combat aerial vehicle (UCAVs).
Earlier, Ahmed Mismari, a spokesman for the LNA, announced that the LNA would attack Turkish presence in the country. The statement was made in response to the active Turkish involvement in the ongoing battle for Tripoli on the side of the Government of National Accord (GNA), which is hostile to the LNA. For example, Turkish UCAVs supported the GNA advance on the town of Gharyan.
In own turn, Turkey promised a heavy response to any attacks by the LNA. If the destruction of the UCAV is confirmed, Ankara would have to take some mearuses in response to the LNA actions.
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