Warplanes of the Libyan Air Force (LAF) carried out several airstrikes on an alleged unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) control center in the outskirts of the country’s capital, Tripoli, on July 3.
“Our air force has destroyed the main UAV control center inside Mitiga airport [east of Tripoli],” Ahmed al-Mismari, a spokesman for the Libyan National Army (LNA), said in a short press release.
Al-Mismari didn’t provide any additional information on the control center. However, the center could be related to the Turkish-made Bayraktar TB2 unnamed combat aerial vehicle (UCAV) spotted around Tripoli, last month.
Mitiga Airport was targeted by the LAF several times over the last few weeks. The most recent, airstrike, that occurred on June 30, targeted a UAV shelter inside the aiprot.
The LAF’s recent airstrikes are likely a part of the LNA’s ongoing preparations to recapture the town of Garyan from the Government of National Accord (GNA).