Al-Arabiya network reported that the army responded to an attempt by one of Accord Army battalions to advance towards the city of Sirte, and said, "According to sources in the city of al-Ragban, southwest of the Libyan capital, Tripoli, successive explosions were heard near al-Wattia military base southwest of Tripoli."
According to the network sources, the explosions came simultaneously with the hovering of an unknown aircraft near al-Wattia base, which bombed sites near the military base, which is considered one of the most important and largest Libyan air bases, with an area of about 50 square kilometers, and includes a huge heavily fortified military structure.
This comes as the Libyan National Army commander, Khalifa Hifter, made a phone call to United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres.
The contact that dealt with the situation in Libya, during which the Secretary-General of the United Nations rejected the military solution, stressing that there is no alternative to a political solution, and that it will only be in the hands of the Libyans.
Guterres also announced his readiness to help reopen closed oil fields in Libya.