Rival Libyan forces carried out airstrikes against each other’s position

Published on Mar 3, 2015

A warplane belonging to Tripoli-allied forces bombed the oil ports of Ras Lanuf and Sidra. The two oil ports, which make up half of Libya’s oil output, were shut down in December due to the conflict. Meanwhile, warplanes of the internationally-recognized Libyan government bombed Mitiga Airport in Tripoli. No casualties were reported in the attack. Libya’s internationally recognized government says the air raids were in response to Tripoli forces’ bombing of their positions in the town of Zintan. Prime Minister Abdullah al-Thani’s internationally-recognized government and elected parliament have been operating from the east since rival Libya Dawn forces took over Tripoli in the summer and set up their own administration.

 

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