Heavy clashes sweep through southern Libya's Tripoli

Heavy clashes sweep through southern Libya's Tripoli

October 15, 2019 - 22:36
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Written By: AbdulkaderAssad

Libyan Army forces under the command of the Presidential Council's government have advanced on Khallatat frontline, Khalit Al-Furjan and Al-Maher near Yarmouk Camp after heavy clashes with Khalifa Haftar's forces since Tuesday morning.

The commander of Salah Al-Deen frontline Mohammed Al-Darrat said the Libyan Army forces targeted two military vehicles for Haftar's forces as Libyan Air Force targeted many positions for Haftar's forces.

Meanwhile, Haftar's forces announced that a prominent commander of 9th Brigade, Colonel Salim Al-Ghaziwi, was killed on Salah Al-Deen frontline on Tuesday during the heavy clashes.

The spokesman for Volcano of Rage Operation Mustafa Al-Majea told Anadolu Agency that their forces launched Tuesday morning an offensive to retake lost positions in southern Tripoli.

He said Libyan Army forces managed to boost its presence on positions at Yarmouk Camp and controlled the entire Khallatat Buildings St. in southern Tripoli, adding that Libyan Air Force warplanes carried out four airstrikes destroying six military vehicles for Haftar's forces.