GNA Interior Ministry: Armed group linked to LNA prevented Afriqiyah Airways plane from landing at Sebha airport

Alwasat - Cairo Wed 30 Sep 2020, 08:31 PM
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The Ministry of Interior for Libya's Government of National Accord (GNA) said that an armed group affiliated with the Libyan National Army's (LNA) General Command “deliberately prevented the Afriqiyah Airways plane from landing at Sabha airport on domestic flight No. 210 from Mitiga airport.”

They added in a statement that "several armed vehicles blocked the runway, which forced the airport's control tower to cancel the landing permit and return the plane to Tripoli in order to protect the passengers."

Afriqiyah Airways announced, earlier today, that it would suspend its flights to Sebha Airport and said the decision was due to "circumstances beyond its control," according to a statement.

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