Tripoli international airport under full control of the armed forces – LNA spokesman

BENGHAZI, LIBYA (APRIL 6, 2019) (REUTERS) – Khalifa Haftar’s Libyan National Army (LNA) spokesman Ahmed Mismari said on Saturday (April 6), that the armed forces had taken full control of Tripoli international airport and had advanced into the capital’s southern outskirts.

The offensive by the LNA, which is allied to a parallel administration based in the main eastern city of Benghazi, intensifies a power struggle that has fractured the oil-producing country since the 2011 overthrow of Muammar Gaddafi.

G7 foreign ministers warned eastern Libyan military commander Haftar to halt his thrust on Tripoli, menacing the internationally recognized government based there, or face possible international action.

The United Nations is scheduled to hold Libya’s national conference on possible elections April 14-16, with aims to reach agreement on a road map for elections to resolve the protracted instability in the country, an important oil exporter and transit point for refugees and migrants trekking across the Sahara with the objective of reaching Europe across the Mediterranean Sea to the north.

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