Libyan Army captures eight fighters from Haftar's forces in southern Tripoli

Libyan Army captures eight fighters from Haftar's forces in southern Tripoli

October 27, 2019 - 21:22
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Written By: AbdulkaderAssad

Spokesman of the Libyan Army, Colonel Mohammad Qanunu

The spokesman for the Libyan Army Mohammed Gununu said Sunday that the Volcano of Rage Operation forces under the command of the Presidential Council's government captured eight fighters from Khalifa Haftar's forces on Khallatat frontline in southern Tripoli.

Gununu said the fighters were caught while trying to advance on positions had been seized by the Libyan Army for days.

Meanwhile, the commander of Tripoli Airport frontline Abdelsalam Zubi said the Libyan Army seized vast areas in Al-Tawaisha near the Tripoli International Airport.

The Libyan Army forces launched Sunday an attack on Haftar's forces on Al-Tawaisha frontline in southern Tripoli in order to regain positions lost two weeks ago due to shortages of ammunition and supplies.

The Libyan Army forces started the attack after the reinforcement arrived, thus they seized areas in Al-Tawaisha and Al-Tughar around Al-Sabea frontline, according to a source from Volcano of Rage Operation.

The source said the Libyan Air Force carried out airstrikes on Al-Sabea and Al-Tawaisha frontlines that helped the ground forces to advance, adding that Haftar's warplanes also raided the clashes' areas but made no advances on the frontlines.