Libyan commander urges forces to advance toward central Tripoli

# 03:31
13 December 2019

Libyan Commander Khalifa Haftar urged his forces to advance toward the center of Tripoli on Thursday in what he said would be the “final battle” for the capital, APA reports quoting Reuters.

Haftar, who heads the eastern-based Libyan National Army (LNA), launched an offensive in April to try to take control of Tripoli which stalled on the outskirts of the city.

“Today we announce the decisive battle and the advancement toward the heart of the capital to set it free ...advance now our heroes,” Haftar said in a televised speech broadcast on Thursday.