Clashes between GNA, Haftar's forces erupt in Libya's south

Clashes between GNA, Haftar's forces erupt in Libya's south

January 03, 2021 - 21:25
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Written By: AbdulkaderAssad

Armed clashes between Libya's Government of National Accord (GNA) and Khalifa Haftar's forces took place Sunday within Sabha military zone of the (GNA) near the Red Crescent building.

Sources said the clashes took place when Sabha military zone officers of the GNA gathered to read out a congratulatory statement of Libya's Independence Day and the GNA-commanded Libyan Army parade that was held in Tripoli on December 24.

The sources added that Haftar's forces blocked a road near GNA's Sabha military zone, whose personnel opened fire on the fighters blocking the road, thus leading them to respond to the source of fire.

The clashes caused road congestion but nobody was injured or killed from the two sides, according to the sources, adding that the clashes ended shortly after they started despite Haftar forces' closure of roads leading to Sabha military zone headquarters.

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