Al Bayda — A group of air traffic controllers graduated on Thursday from eastern Libya’s Labraq military base.
The Libyan News Agency published photos of six men holding certificates while posing for picture with their instructors.
“This is the second group to graduate from the airbase,” said Ali Abu Sitta, spokesman of the airbase, adding that the Gaddafi regime used to spend “thousands of dollars” to send such trainees for overseas courses. Lack of funding has forced a team of Labraq officers and retired experts to develop a local training course.
“Labraq airbase is operating in full capacity despite the pressures and embargo imposed on the Armed Forces,” added the spokesman referring to the self-styled Libyan National Army (LNA) which runs the airbase along with six others across the country.