Two Su-24 Combat Jets Seen In Satellite Image Of Libyan Air Base As Air War Intensifies ( By: Joseph Trevithick )

17/07/2020 – Recent satellite images of Al Jufrah Air Base in central Libya shows two Su-24 Fencer combat jets parked outside hardened aircraft shelters at the southern end of the base. This indicates these jets are still operating out of the base nearly a month after U.S. Africa Command released imagery showing one of them actually in flight there. This all comes amid an intensifying aerial component of the country’s civil war as foreign powers, chiefly Turkey and Russia, become even more directly entangled in the fighting. Continuer à lire … « Two Su-24 Combat Jets Seen In Satellite Image Of Libyan Air Base As Air War Intensifies ( By: Joseph Trevithick ) »

Flights suspended in Libya’s capital due to rocket fire, says official

03/01/2020 – Flights were suspended until further notice at the only functioning airport in Libya’s capital Tripoli on Friday due to rockets falling nearby, an airport official said.

The closure of Mitiga Airport comes a day after Turkey’s parliament voted to allow a troop deployment to Libya, deepening fears of an escalation of fighting in the North African country. Continuer à lire … « Flights suspended in Libya’s capital due to rocket fire, says official »

Mitiga airport remains closed, flights transferred to Misrata, LNA denies responsibility for its bombing

04/09/2019 – Tripoli’s only functioning airport, Mitiga Airport, was officially shut down on Sunday by Libya’s Civil Aviation Authority after it was hit by missiles again late Saturday. UNSMIL had reported that this was the seventh occasion since the end of July 2019 that Mitiga airport was hit by what it called ‘‘indiscriminate shelling’’. Continuer à lire … « Mitiga airport remains closed, flights transferred to Misrata, LNA denies responsibility for its bombing »