Apr 08 2019 In a televised address, the prime minister accused general khalifa haftar and his libyan national army . The rebels have reached the outskirts of the capital, and say they have seized Tripoli's international airport. Intensive air strikes were carried out by GNA aircraft 50 km south of Tripoli on Saturday. fighting was going on near the former international airport, which haftar's libyan national army . The coastal capital Tripoli is the ultimate prize for Haftar's eastern parallel government. Reuters Libyan National Army members head for Tripoli. As the fighting neared the capital, the UN issued a plea for a temporary ceasefire to allow the wounded to be evacuated.