The Address | Benghazi – Libya
BENGHAZI – The Libyan National Army (LNA) has made new and concrete achievements on the ground, in addition to its achievements in previous years, after Friday’s killing of the most prominent terrorist leaders in southwestern Libya.
LNA killed Abdul Muneim al-Hasnawi, known as Abu Talha al-Libi, the terrorist Mahdi Dungu, commander of the Desert Army affiliated to IS, and the Egyptian terrorist Abdullah al-Desouki. They were killed in a military operation carried out by the Special Forces in Tariq ibn Ziyad and al-Zawiya martyrs battalions of LNA, , said the spokesman of the General Command of LNA, Brigadier General Ahmed al-Massmari.
The General Command of LNA, led by Field Marshal Khalifa Haftar, had announced the launch of a comprehensive military operation to cleanse southwestern Libya from extremist groups and Chadian rebel opposition forces.
This operation is an overwhelming victory against the terrorist organizations that have invaded and seized parts of the Libyan south and a continuation of the heroic and successive achievements of LNA in order to dry up the sources of terrorism and destroy its infrastructure.
In contrast to what some believe, terrorist organizations are not local or have the sole purpose of controlling Libya. Rather, they are the extension of a larger scheme that includes all regional states, with the support of external actors.
LNA spokesman had stressed more than once that the LNA was fighting terrorist groups backed by international terrorist channels.
In spite of the limited means, LNA has achieved great strategic victories over the past years, and thanks to their soldiers and their leadership, they have succeeded in extricating Benghazi from extremist groups and has cleansed the city of Derna, the last bastion of terrorism in the Libyan east for many years, not to mention the fact that it secured the Libyan people’s oil resources and delivered them to the official authorities of the Libyan state.
LNA continue to crack down on extremist groups and Chadian rebel opposition forces to cleanse the rest of southern Libya.
These operations are not limited to military achievements, but extend to economic, security and service achievements for the southern region, which suffers from widespread of crime and smuggling and lack of services.