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9 MAY 2020: TRIPOLI, LIBYA

Khalifa Haftar’s Libyan National Army targeted Mitiga International Airport with at least 80 rocket strikes. The shells hit fuel tanks and two Libyan Airlines Airbus aircraft, neither of which had passengers on board. Six people were killed and dozens were injured. The shelling occurred shortly after the UN Support Mission in Libya condemned the attacks…

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4 MAY 2020: EL BARDALE, SOMALIA

An African Express Airways plane carrying aid supplies to fight COVID-19 was shot down having allegedly been targeted with a rocket-propelled grenade; all six crew members were killed. The plane had departed from Mogadishu and landed at Baidoa, and then departed for El Bardale. The aircraft allegedly aborted landing due to wildlife on the runway;…

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24 APRIL 2020: BARAAWE, SOMALIA

Reports emerged that Al Shabaab carried out two terrorist attacks that involved the use of suicide car bombs near Baraawe Airport. Al Shabaab claimed that there were casualties; however, the African Union denied this stating that troops detonated the vehicles before they reached the base and that there were no injuries.

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22 APRIL 2020: GWADAR, PAKISTAN

The Baluchistan Liberation Front (BLF) attacked Gwadar International Airport, which is under construction, with two rockets. Several people were killed and injured in the attack. The BLF oppose the construction of the airport, stating that China – which is constructing the airport – and Pakistan are forcibly occupying land and taking resources from the Baluchistan…