Libya's South Protection Force kicks out Haftar's forces from Murzuq and seizes control

Libya's South Protection Force kicks out Haftar's forces from Murzuq and seizes control

August 18, 2019 - 19:13
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Written By: AbdulkaderAssad

The commander of the South Protection Force, which is loyal to Presidential Council's Sabha military zone, Hassan Mousa said they had controlled Murzuq in southern Libya and kicked out Khalifa Haftar's forces after over two weeks of deadly clashes.

On Sunday, Haftar's general command said its warplanes struck some areas in Murzuq on Saturday and sources from the town confirmed that there were deaths and injuries from both sides due to the strikes.

Meanwhile, Al-Ahali source (Arab tribe in Murzuq) said their armed groups left the areas they used to control and they are now seized by Tubu tribespeople.

Murzuq has been suffering from disastrous humanitarian conditions since the start of clashes that killed over 90 and injured over 200 people, according to UN organizations' reports.

The Presidential Council accused earlier Haftar's forces of fueling tribal tensions since arriving in the town of Murzuq in last February as they backed Al-Ahali against Tubu who then rebelled against Al-Ahali as Haftar's forces left Murzuq toward Tripoli in last April.