Ships Evacuated After Missile Strike Near Tripoli Port

Eastern Libyan forces said they attacked the sea port of Libya’s capital on Tuesday to target a weapons depot, signaling a new escalation in the battle for control ofTripoli.

The Libya National Army (LNA) faction, which is based in the east of the sprawling country and commanded by Khalifa Haftar, did not elaborate about the arms depot it cited in a statement.

The LNA had earlier said, also without giving details, that it had targeted a Turkish ship which had been delivering arms to the internationally recognized government based in the capital, located in Libya’s northwest.