Fighting continued and intensified throughout the weekend, as Tripoli residents reported the heaviest shelling since the January 12 with artillery fire heard and black smoke seen near the city centre and Mitiga Airport, Tripoli's only functioning international airport. Authorities had to suspend civilian flights once again as the LNA targeted the airport, over Turkey’s alleged use of the facilities for military purposes. A hospital near the airport was forced to evacuate some of the patients due to the fighting.
The GNA said its bombing of 11 targets on LNA territory was in retaliation for the LNA attacks on Tripoli and Mitiga airport. The GNA said that Haftar’s forces launched over 60 rockets at Tripoli, 25 of them at the airport. GNA health officials said 21 civilians including women and children were killed since January.
UN envoy Ghassan Salame (who just days later announced his resignation), called this a “very serious truce violation” and called on the sides to respect the ceasefire. He also said that bombing of civilian neighbourhoods “may amount to war crimes”. Salame condemned what seems to be a GNA drone strike in LNA-held territory that killed a family of 5. The LNA said it shot down at least 6 Turkish-operated drones, although this was not verified.
Salame further drew comparisons between the situations in Libya and Syria, including some of the same players active in both conflicts. He pointed out that he “believe(s) that there is a mutual integration between the two conflicts that is not favourable for peace in either one".