BEIRUT, LEBANON (5:20 P.M.) – The Libyan National Army (LNA) released a new video this weekend of their forces inside the Tripoli National Airport.
Led by Field Marshal General Khalifa Haftar, the Libyan National Army was able to over power the Turkish-backed forces of the Government of National Accord, forcing them to abandon the airport and key town of Ghariyan.
Following the LNA´s announcement, supporters from the Government of National Accord claimed that they recaptured the Tripoli International Airport; however, the video footage below has put an end to these rumors and claims.
On Sunday morning, the Government of National Accord announced that they were launching a new offensive in northern Libya as they attempt to retake the areas they lost to the Libyan National Army over the weekend.
The Libyan National Army, however, seems unphased by this announcement, as their air force launched several airstrikes over the Tripoli region on Sunday.
Unlike the Tripoli-based Government of National Accord, the Libyan National Army is based in the large coastal city of Benghazi.
Benghazi was one of the first major cities that the Libyan National Army captured during the first years of the Libyan Civil War.