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LNA ‘liberates all southern cities’

The Libyan National Army (LNA) has seized all cities in the south region after carrying out military operations across the region since 24 January.

Al-Qatroun was the last city the LNA entered “peacefully” on Saturday, according to the Libyan War Information Division.

Before entering Al-Qatroun, the LNA had expelled armed groups from Umm al-Aranib Zuweila, and Marzuq towns.

Although some parties opposed to the military operations in the south, such as head of the UN-backed Government of the National Accord (GNA) Faiez Sarraj, in fear that Field Marshal Khalifa Haftar would control the oilfields in the south, the operation succeeded in defeating terrorist groups that threatened the region’s residents, according to the LNA’s statements through the operation.

The LNA declared late February that after liberating all the cities in the south, it will head to the southern borders, from which terrorists and illegal immigrants cross, to secure them.

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