Suspension of flying at Maitika airport and transfer of flights to Misurata, Libya

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Source: Dubai – Arabic.net

Maitika airport in the Libyan capital Tripoli, announced a halt Air navigation until further noticeReferring to the transfer of flights to Misurata Airport, starting today, Thursday.

Earlier, the Libyan army told Al-Arabiya and Al-Hadath that the Maitika airport is used for military and terrorist purposes.

The Libyan National Army spokesperson, Major General Ahmed Al-Mismari, announced on his official Facebook page, in a press conference, the activation of the no-fly zone, which includes the airport of Maitika. He explained that “Maitika Air Force Base and Maitika Airport are military areas that are strictly prohibited to use for civil or military aviation.” “.

Strategic goal

The authorities of the Maitika airport in Tripoli had said that 6 Grad rockets landed on the runway. There was no immediate word of damage or casualties. The airport stated that it would suspend all flights until further notice.

Maitika airport, which is the only landing platform for the stable administration in Tripoli, is a strategic target for the forces of eastern Libya. He usually gets stuck in the middle of the conflict between the two rival governments of Libya and the warring militias over control of the capital.

The Libyan army air force repeatedly targets militia locations that are fighting with the forces of the “Al-Wefaq” government headed by Fayez al-Sarraj, inside the airport of Maitika, located in the center of the capital, Tripoli.

And at the beginning of this month, the government of eastern Libya accused the government of “reconciliation” in Tripoli, of using an antique base to transport mercenaries from Istanbul.



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