Libyan army retakes Tarhuna in one-hour operation

Libyan army retakes Tarhuna in one-hour operation

June 05, 2020 - 11:44
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Written By: NewsDesk

Tahuna city, the last stronghold of warlord Khalifa Haftar in western Libya, has been liberated, spokesperson Mohammed Gununu declares.

Army forces stormed the city from four directions early on Friday and clashed with the infamous militia of Kaniyat. After around one hour of fire exchange, the militia was defeated and the militiamen escaped outside of the city to Bani Walid.

Shortly after Tarhuna liberation, the Libyan army entered Al ‘Urban town, some 80 km south of Tripoli.

The Western Operations Room warned the fighters about taking revenge, theft or sabotage, adding in a statement that the violators will be subjected to the most severe penalties.

The Presidential Council named a steering council and security director for Tarhuna on Thursday.