Armed confrontations between the Baqarah and Da’a forces continued in Muaitika (Mitiga) of the Al-Wefaq government (Government of Accord) and the number of wounded and killed on both sides increases. Many of the abductees managed to escape and return to their homes.
It is noteworthy that the Government of Accord’s special deterrent force (Al Qaeda-LIFG) have been holding hundreds of citizens for years without presenting them to the Public Prosecution.
Many of the detainees were abducted by kidnappers for ransom. Criminal gangs have been bargaining with their families to obtain substantial sums of money in exchange for their release.
A day of clashes between rival militias at Mitiga airbase and surrounding areas
The destruction of an African Airlines plane at Mitiga
Statement from Al Buraq Air:
Al-Buraq flights are being stopped until further notice due to the recent clashes in the vicinity of Maitika airport, which resulted in the injury of two Boeing 737-500 / 800 aircraft belonging to Al-Buraq Airlines. The flights will resume based on an assessment of damage to aircraft, The company also transferred the aircraft to Tripoli International Airport for preliminary detection by the technical staff of the company, in preparation for transporting them outside Libya for maintenance.