LNA takes over new towns in western Libya

The Address | Benghazi – Libya

Al ASSA, Libya – The Libyan National Army (LNA) forces entered and controlled on Wednesday the town of Al Assa near the Tunisian border, amid welcome of the residents.

LNA forces also controlled the town of Riqdalin south of Zuwara, not far from Al Assa.

Tariq bin Ziyad Battalion of LNA stormed and took control of Tareeq Riqdalin Military Camp of the Tripoli-based Government of Fayez al-Sarraj militias, under the command of Osama Juwaili, according to a statement by the Battalion.

LNA fended off on Wednesday a massive attack on its forces, by militias allied with GNA, at al-Witia air base west of Tripoli, according to LNA operations room.

“Our forces fend off a massive attack by Erdogan’s mercenaries and terrorist organizations militias on al-Witia air base, defeating them, where they suffered huge losses,” said the Media Center of LNA al-Karama Operations Room.

“These are the militias that do not recognize armistice, agreements or humanitarian situations,” the Center added.

GNA militias stated that they launched an operation today to control the air base, and this is an admission that they were the ones who violate the humanitarian truce for confronting Corunavirus pandemic.

It is noteworthy that the forces allied with GNA include Syrian mercenaries that Turkish president Recep Erdogan brought through the airports of his country to Tripoli to support GNA militias in their battle against LNA.



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