At least 15 “GNA militants” were killed when Khalifa Haftar’s Libya National Army (LNA) repelled attacks on the Tripoli airport here, said LNA General Command press service director Khalifa Obeidi on Monday.
“LNA repelled an armed attack by (GNA armed) groups…on Tripoli airport on Sunday morning,” Sputnik quoted Obeidi as saying.
He added that “15 Government of National Accord (GNA) militants, including six mercenaries from Chad,” died in the clash.
Libya has been largely divided into two factions ever since the death of its dictator Muammar Gaddafi. The LNA-backed parliament controls the east of Libya, while the UN-backed GNA governs Libya’s western region from Tripoli.