The Address | Benghazi – Libya
TRIPOLI – Afriqiyah Airways’ branch in eastern Libya has accused its “illegitimate” Tripoli-based board of directors of authorizing “suspicious” itinerary to Iran on Tuesday, according to a statement by head of the airlines’ eastern branch.
Serraj Al-Faytori said the Afriqiyah Airways’ eastern branch “strongly” condemns the acts of its Tripoli-based board which includes authorizing “suspicious” itineraries that are “against the Libyan National Army” and aimed at “destabilizing the security of the country”.
Among those itineraries, Al-Faytori said, is the flight number 8U125 to Iran on Tuesday, April 29th 2019, at 16:00 GMT.
Al-Faytori called on all “honorable” pilots and engineers of Afriqiyah Airways to refuse to carry out such flights.
Last week, reports emerged that an Iranian ship sanctioned by the United States has arrived in Misurata on April 22nd carrying an undefined cargo.
Misurata is under the control of the Tripoli-based Government of National Accord (GNA). Qatar-backed militias in Misurata have been fighting alongside GNA forces against the Libyan National Army (LNA) at the outskirts of Tripoli since April 4.
Last Saturday, GNA acknowledged the arrival of the US-sanctioned ship and said the Attorney General has ordered the ship to be seized until an investigation regarding its cargo is completed.
GNA said the ship carried on board a total of 144 containers but did not disclose the content of these containers.