United States Department of Defense reconnaissance photo of hangars at Ghardabiya
|Elevation AMSL||270 ft / 82 m|
All runways have 305 metres (1,001 ft) displaced thresholds.
Libyan Civil War (2011)Edit
It was targeted by United States Air Force B-2 Spirit stealth bombers equipped with precision-guided munitions (PGMs) during the Libyan Civil War (2011) on 20 and 21 March 2011. The United States Navy also participated in the attack to deny the Libyan Air Force operational capability with the use of Tomahawk cruise missiles.
In May 2015, ISIL militants took control of the airport only weeks after seizing full control of nearby Sirte. On 4 June 2016, Pro-Libyan government fighters stated that they had captured the airbase from ISIL.
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