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Nine killed in GNA air strikes

Libya’s GNA launches several air raids in cities of Al-Jufra, Tarhuna

The Libyan Government of National Accord (GNA) said it conducted several air raids against the Libyan National Army (LNA) on Friday, in Al-Jufra and Tarhuna city, killing three LNA members, and six United Arab Emirates nationals.

In the early hours of Friday, the GNA’s air force carried out airstrikes targeting LNA’s defence system weapons and forces based at the Al-Jufra airbase in central Libya, Libyan local media reported.

The LNA spokesperson, Ahmed Al-Mismari, said that the LNA has managed to foil a full-scale attack, and that the airstrikes were done using Turkish drones. Al-Mismari said that the LNA managed to shoot-down three drones.

The GNA claimed that six UAE soldiers have been killed in the strikes against the LNA at Al-Jufra airbase. However, the Emirates News Agency said that six Emirati servicemen were killed in a “car crash” while in the battlefield, without any further explanation.

Later on Friday, three members of the LNA, including a Field Commander and a Major General were killed in a drone strike targeting Tarhuna city, southeast of Tripoli by the GNA, said the LNA on its official Facebook page.

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