Ongoing civil war
Mitiga International Airport, the only functioning airport in Libya's capital Tripoli, closes and a flight from Tunisia is diverted after forces loyal to Khalifa Haftar fire rockets toward the airport.
The Libyan National Army (LNA), led by Khalifa Haftar, carries out massive artillery bombardment of Tripoli, Libya's capital, in a push to capture the city from Turkish-backed Government of National Accord (GNA) forces. Turkey says Haftar's forces are now "legitimate targets" if attacks on its interests continue.
The National Oil Corporation of Libya reports that LNA forces loyal to military commander Khalifa Haftar fired multiple rockets toward Mitiga International Airport, Tripoli's only functioning airport. The rockets hit jet fuel tanks and damaged a plane.
In a televised address, Field Marshal Khalifa Haftar says his Libyan National Army is accepting a "popular mandate" to rule the country, seemingly declaring himself the ruler of Libya and dismissing the House of Representatives. An adviser to the Tripoli-based Government of National Accord says Haftar has exposed himself as an authoritarian.
Turkey says it is ready to provide military support to the Tripoli-based Government of National Accord (GNA) against Khalifa Haftar's forces if requested to do so by the GNA. The Grand National Assembly of Turkey approves military intervention in Libya.
Libyan National Army forces continue to advance on the Libyan capital Tripoli, capturing the city of Gharyan, with only light resistance reported. General Khalifa Haftar has ordered the LNA to seize control of Tripoli, prompting the Tripoli-based Presidential Council to declare a general mobilization.
The Libyan National Army (LNA) launches a surprise offensive in western Libya, moving units towards the Government of National Accord-held capital Tripoli, with reports of clashes in the city of Gharyan. The LNA say their operation, ordered by General Khalifa Haftar, is aimed at "cleansing the western zone from terrorist groups".
The Benghazi Defense Brigades, an ally of the Shura Council of Benghazi Revolutionaries, claims to have captured five cities and two oil-production areas from forces loyal to Khalifa Haftar in the east of Libya.