According to Libyan news sources, a Turkish warship has fired missiles in the south of the city of Al-Ajaylat, west of the Libyan capital of Tripoli.

Iran PressAfrica: A Libyan news website reported that rockets fired by a Turkish warship from the sea fell in the agricultural area of ??Dhahra, on the outskirts of the army-held city of Al-Ajaylat, which is under the control of Field Marshal Khalifa Haftar.

Local news websites suggested that the Turkish warship may have intended to target Al-Watiya Air Force Base, which is located in the south. However, the missiles were aimed and fired in the wrong direction.

Libyan newspaper Al-Marsad quoted a spokesman for the General Command of the Libyan National Army (LNA), Major General Ahmed Al-Mesmari, stating that a Turkish warship had fired rockets from the sea in the Al-Ajaylat area without casualties.

Turkey's parliament approved the security and maritime agreement with the Libyan National Unity Government on December 21.

According to the agreement, at the request of the Libyan government, Turkey will send troops and military equipment to the country.

On 4 April 2018, Haftar launched a military campaign to occupy Tripoli and oust the Libyan government. Haftar’s attack coincided with UN plans to hold a national dialogue conference in Libya, which was undermined by Haftar’s campaign.

Libya has been engaged in civil war since 2011, when former dictator, Muammar Gaddafi was overthrown.


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