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LNA Airstrikes Continue On Mitiga Airbase, Showing No Sign Of Relenting

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LNA Airstrikes Continue On Mitiga Airbase, Showing No Sign Of Relenting

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Throughout May 8th and continuing on May 9th, the heavy strikes by Haftar’s forces on Mitiga airbase continued.

The airbase is the primary command center and base of operations of the Government of National Accord’s (GNA) forces. While Misrata is being used as a center of operations for their Turkish supporters.

The attacks are both by air, as well as by artillery shelling.

As the push is ramping up, Libyan National Army (LNA) spokesperson Brigadier General Ahmed al-Mesmari issued a statement vowing that no international missions, headquarters of international companies and national institutions in Tripoli would be targeted and struck.

The LNA purportedly also received a new Pantsir S-1 defense system.

Meanwhile, the GNA continues its push on al-Watiya airbase, southwest of Tripoli.

Airstrikes were renewed on May 8th, and there are reports that 9 LNA troops were killed as a result of them

There are also no reports of clashes, but the LNA spokesperson al-Mesmari said that the city of Tarhuna, under LNA control, is besieged by the GNA, which is exacerbating the situation with public health in the city.

In regard to the oil blockade, reports came in that the block would continue until the tribal demands are fulfilled.

Finally, when it comes to fake news – media advisor to the GNA’s Ministry of Health – Amin al-Hashemi admitted that a story he announced on May 8th that an LNA missile strike that had struck a family in Ain Zara, southern Tripoli was entirely fake. The story was shared by Al Jazeera, as well as GNA-related media.

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