Mitiga International Airport in Tripoli has been bombarded by numerous rockets by the loyalists of Libya’s General Khalifa Haftar.
The attack occurred on May 9th, hitting the plane that was ready to retrieve Libya’s citizens from the pandemic lockdown in Spain, says Al Jazeera. There were no immediate reports of the victims, but the eyewitnesses filmed pillars of tar-black smoke and shrapnel damage on a passenger aircraft. Several fuel tanks have reportedly been hit as well.
Tripoli, the capital of Libya, is the home of the globally recognized Government of National Accord. The renegade Haftar and his Libyan National Army are known for attempting to overtake Tripoli for a year now, and their attacks have become so frequent that Libya had to stop all the civilian flights in March. Recently attacked Mitiga remained the only active airport in Tripoli.