Libyan army continues advance against Haftar militia

Libyan army continues advance against Haftar militia
# 22 May 2020 19:48 (UTC +04:00)

Having liberated three towns over the past 72 hours, the Libyan army Thursday announced its next move would be towards Mizdah city, which is of critical importance as it stretches to Tarhouna city which is used by warlord Khalifa Haftar’s militia as an operational and logistics center, APA reports citing Anadolu Agency.

 

Mustafa al-Mujie, spokesman for the government-led Burkan Al-Ghadab (Volcano of Rage) Operation, told Anadolu Agency that the army forces gained control in Esabia town of southern Tripoli on Thursday and now they would move towards Mizdah, which is 180 kilometers (111 miles) from the capital.

 

Mujie went on to say that the retaking of Mizdah would mean cutting the logistic line of Tarhouna city through which the Haftar militia conduct attacks on the capital.

 

In the past few days, the Libyan army inflicted heavy blows on the Haftar side through a massive air campaign in which multiple Russian-made Pantsir air-defense systems were struck.

 

 

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