Libya complains to Security Council about Haftar's airstrikes on Mitiga, Misrata Airports

Libya complains to Security Council about Haftar's airstrikes on Mitiga, Misrata Airports

October 06, 2019 - 20:33
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Written By: AbdulkaderAssad

The Libyan Foreign Ministry sent Saturday an official complaint letter to the UN Security Council about the airstrikes by Khalifa Haftar's forces against airports of Mitiga and Misrata.

The letter said the Security Council is sitting idly by the crimes committed by Haftar's forces, the latest of which was airstrikes on Misrata Airport, injuring a number of staffers and partially damaging some airplanes.

The Foreign Ministry also called on the Security Council to assume its responsibility toward Libyans and take measures to deter the attackers by bringing to justice Haftar and his forces as well the countries supporting them for their aggression on Tripoli.

Warplanes backing up Haftar's forces air raided Saturday morning Misrata Airport, injuring one staffer and partially damaging two parked airplanes, let alone causing suspension of flights for some hours.

Meanwhile, the civil aviation authority shut down Mitiga Airport in Tripoli on September 01 and redirected all flights to Misrata Airport after Mitiga Airport had become a target for Haftar's warplanes and artillery shelling, hitting it over 20 times since April 04.

 

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