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19 Jun 2019 | 12:10 PM UTC

Libya: Clashes reported near Tripoli International Airport June 19

Libya News Alert

Renewed clashes reported near Tripoli International Airport (TIP) June 19; monitor the situation

TIMEFRAME expected from 6/19/2019, 12:00 AM until 6/22/2019, 11:59 PM (Africa/Tripoli). COUNTRY/REGION Tripoli International Airport (TIP)

Event

Heavy clashes between Libyan National Army (LNA) and Government of National Accord (GNA)-aligned forces were reported south of the shuttered Tripoli International Airport (TIP) on Wednesday, June 19, as GNA forces are advancing towards the airport. Fighting - including shelling and airstrikes - is expected to continue in the region over the coming days and weeks, particularly in contested areas to the south of Tripoli.

Context

The LNA launched an offensive on Tripoli on April 4 and prompted evacuations of foreigners from Tripoli en masse on April 7. LNA and Government of National Accord (GNA) airstrikes have been sporadically reported since April 8. The bulk of recent fighting has been concentrated in the southern suburbs of the capital.

Advice

Individuals in Tripoli district are advised to monitor developments, avoid the affected area, and adhere to instructions issued by the local authorities and their home governments. The security environment in Libya remains complex. Professional security advice and support should be sought prior to travel.

 

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