Libyan Coast Guard rescued 158 illegal migrants in two separate operations off the western coast on Sunday, the Libyan Navy reported.
In the first operation, a patrol boat found 73 migrants (40 men, 25 women and 8 children) and recovered bodies of a woman and a kid after their rubber boat capsized 14 miles north of Qarabulli town, east of Tripoli.
Around 25 migrants are still missing. The migrants on board the rubber boat were from Sudan, Kenya, Nigeria and Côte d'Ivoire.
The commander of the naval frontline of "Volcano of Rage" Operation of the Libyan Army under the Presidential Council's command Rida Essa said they had tasked navy personnel to foil any attacks by Khalifa Haftar's forces, in addition to doing their job regarding illegal immigration.
Rida Essa denied in a joint press conference on Saturday with navy spokesman Ayoub Qassim that they had named the area from Sirte to Ras Ajdair a military operations' zone.
Libyan army forces under the Presidential Council's (PC) command said Sunday dawn it had shot down a UAE-made surveillance drone on Al-Swani frontline in southern Tripoli.
The gunned down drone was seen in photos circulated on social media with "Made in UAE" inscribed on its wings.
The UAE is accused of backing up Khalifa Haftar in his war on Tripoli with the PC being blamed for not calling it out.
The forces of the Libyan Army under the Presidential Council's command launched on Saturday fierce offensive on positions of Khalifa Haftar's forces on different frontlines in southern Tripoli.
Using all kinds of weapons, the Libyan army forces attacked Haftar's forces on Ain Zara, Khallit Al-Furjan, Yarmouk Camp, Al-Sabaa, Tuwaisha, Ramla, Tripoli Airport and Wadi Rabea frontlines, with confirmations by the senior leaders that they had made great advances rushing Haftar's forces farther away.