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LNA repels GNA attack on southern Tripoli

The Libyan National Army (LNA) repelled a Sunday attack by the Government of National Accord (GNA) and its armed groups on neighborhoods in southern Tripoli, where the LNA controls certain areas.

The LNA’s media office said the GNA has incurred heavy losses as the eastern army killed 14 in GNA ranks and captivated others, including mercenaries.

The GNA’s attack on the LNA came in response to the statement made by the LNA on Sunday on its preparation for a “decisive battle” in the western region.

The LNA mobilized more than 20,000 members and allowed for the participation of fighter aircrafts in the battle for the first time, a source told Albayan newspaper.

Part of the battle will be dedicated to retake the LNA’s main base in Gharyan city from the armed groups of the GNA.

Further, the GNA forces lost around six aircrafts including “two of L39, two of Mirage F1, one of MIG 25 and one of MIG 23” in its battles with the LNA, LNA Air Force Chief of Staff Lieutenant General Saqr al-Jaroushi said Saturday.

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