The Volcano of Rage Operation forces under western military zone of the Presidential Council launched an attack Wednesday on Sabea frontline (45 km to southeast Tripoli) and seized "new strategic positions" from Khalifa Haftar's forces.
Heavy artillery shelling was reported coupled with airstrikes from both sides leading to casualties from both warring parties.
"Libyan Army forces achieved significant advances in Sabea which would tighten our grip on the remaining Haftar's forces in Qasir Benghashir since the only supply line left for them in this area is Qasir Benghashir-Sabea." Spokesman for Volcano of Rage Operation Mustafa Al-Majea said.
He said the forces seized control of Sabea hospital, aviation Institute and other vital areas, adding that they were combing through the area toward Souq Al-Khamis then Tarhouna.
Meanwhile, the media office of the operations room of Khalifa Haftar's forces said they had thwarted an attack by "Government of National Accord's forces" on Sabea and caused them heavy losses of both equipment and fighters.
In the meantime, several pro-Haftar loyalists on social media admitted the defeat in Sabea, accusing a group from Wershiffana of betrayal and surrendering their positions in retaliation for the killing of five persons from their district by Haftar's forces.