The war of the Libyan National Army (LNA) to “liberate“ Tripoli from armed groups is about to come to an end as the eastern army is at a distance of kilometers kilometers from the Martyrs Square in Tripoli, director of the LNA Karama Operation Room Khaled al-Mahjoub said Sunday.
In a press statement to Al-Ain news website, Mahjoub said the armed groups in the capital do not represent Tripoli residents, emphasizing that the “liberation of Tripoli” from these groups is a necessity.
In the past few days, the LNA made progress toward Tripoli as the army has achieved remarkable results in its fighting in the war on the outskirts of Tripoli in al-Khala and Wadi al-Rabia, he added.
From Friday night to the early morning of Saturday, fierce clashes between the LNA and the GNA broke out in areas near Tripoli, including Yarmouk, al-Khala and the road leading to Tripoli Airport.
The two rival sides fought for Yarmouk area, on which the GNA and LNA “have switched hands” several times since the beginning of the LNA military operation in the western region in early April.