Libyan army destroys drone control chamber in Tripoli airport

Source: Xinhua| 2019-07-04 04:41:59|Editor: yan
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TRIPOLI, July 3 (Xinhua) -- Spokesman of Libya's eastern-based army on Wednesday announced destroying the drone control chamber of M'etiga international airport in the capital Tripoli, which belongs to the UN-backed government forces.

"Our forces destroyed the main drone control chamber inside M'etiga airbase," spokesman Ahmad al-Mismari revealed.

The airport's management announced that flights in the airport have been suspended due to "airstrikes."

On Sunday, the army announced destroying a Turkish-made drone in M'etiga airport belonging to the government.

The army has been leading a military campaign since early April to take over Tripoli from the government.

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), the fighting has so far killed hundreds of people and injured thousands others, while tens of thousands fled their homes because of the armed conflict.

Libya has been suffering escalating violence and political instability ever since the fall of the late leader Muammar Gaddafi's regime in 2011.

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