The Minister of Interior in the Government of National Accord, Fathi Bashaga, confirmed the restoration of control over the Tripoli International Airport and the Qasr Bin Ghashir from the Libyan National Army.
Bashagha, in a statement to Alwasat, said GNA forces are in control of the airport, pointing to "support from cities in the western regions." He also predicted that "there will be support from the southern region." Adding: "GNA forces would cut off the supply lines " to the Libyan National Army.
Libyan National Army spokesman, Brig. General Ahmed Al-Mismari, had announced earlier on Friday that "army forces had taken control over Tripoli International Airport."