- Government of National Accord (GNA) forces detained 2 Russians accusing them of attempts to ‘influence Libyan elections’;
- Clashes between GNA forces and the Libyan National Army (LNA) continue near the Tripoli International Airport and nearby areas;
- Rocket shelling hit the GNA-controlled Mitiga Airport. An Airbus A320 was reportedly damaged..
By July 2019, the LNA advance to capture the Libyan city of Tripoli had appeared to be at a dead set. Turkish backing of GNA forces and the LNA’s lack of coordination during the operaiton put an end to hopes of the LNA leadership to take control of the country’s capital in the near future. In the current situation, the main LNA goal is to at least secure the previously made gains and prevent a further collapse of its positions in the area that some Western experts expected after the loss of Garyan.
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