HCS head reiterates GNA commitment to defend the capital

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HCS head reiterates GNA commitment to defend the capital

May 18, 2019 - 13:18
Written by: SafaAlharathy

The head of the High Council of State (HCS), Khaled Al-Mishri said that Haftar has failed in his attempt to take over Tripoli, stressing that the next stage will witness an important development on the military level.

"The Government of National Accord (GNA) troops have worked to recreate vehicles to be used for military purposes and developed weapons in workshops and factories, similar to what happened in the 2011 war against Gaddafi," Al-Mishri told the Independent newspaper.

He also confirmed that the GNA had obtained drones and deployed them in the front lines, underscoring their ongoing commitment to defending the capital and defeating Haftar's militias in Tarhouna and Gharyan south of Tripoli.