Libya’s UN-recognized Government of National Accord (GNA) said Wednesday that its forces conducted airstrikes on militants loyal to renegade commander Khalifa Haftar.   

GNA military spokesman Mohammed Kanunu issued a brief statement on the developments at Al-Watiya airbase in western Libya. 

Kanunu said the airstrikes targeted pro-Haftar soldiers who had fled to the airbase. 

Al-Watiya is regarded as one of the most important airbases in the country and is second only to Mitiga Airport. It was captured in August 2014 by Haftar, the leader of illegally armed forces in eastern Libya, who used it as his headquarters for western operations. 

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