Few days earlier, 15 people had been killed when a car bomb exploded outside a hospital in Libya’s eastern city of Benghazi, where an attack to the U.S. consulate on Sept. 11, 2012 killed four people, including U.S. Ambassador Stevens.
Since the consulate attack, Pentagon has faced criticism by those who said it should have been able to more quickly mobilise forces to thwart the attack.
As happened before, during and after the Air War in Libya, Malta International Airport in Luqa, is often used by U.S. planes based at Naval Air Station Sigonella, for training activities (instrumental approach procedures, touch and gos, etc.).
Estelle Calleja was there and took the images used in this post.
Image credit: Estelle Calleja