Published: January 22, 2020
Libyan government forces announced on Wednesday that the militias of putschist Gen. Khalifa Haftar bombed the Mitiga International Airport in the capital Tripoli, in a new breach of the Jan. 12 cease-fire.
Mohamed Qanounu, the spokesman for the forces of the U.N.-recognized Government of National Accord (GNA), said in a statement that the militias bombed the airport with six Grad missiles.
Qanounu did not give further details on human or material losses.
"The bombing is a flagrant threat to the air navigation movement, and a new and repeated breach of the cease-fire by Haftar's militias," he added.
On Jan. 12, the conflict parties announced a cease-fire in response to a joint call by the Turkish and Russian leaders. But the talks for a permanent cease-fire deal ended without an agreement after Haftar left Moscow without signing the deal.
On Sunday, Haftar accepted in Berlin to designate members to a U.N.-proposed military commission with five members from each side to monitor implementation of the cease-fire.
But reports said on Tuesday that forces loyal to Haftar once again violated the fragile cease-fire with the U.N.-recognized government, firing mortar shells on southern areas of the capital. source