Heavy fighting in southern Tripoli as Libyan Air Force destroys Sukhoi aircraft for Haftar’s forces
Violent clashes and heavy-weapon fighting broke out Wednesday on all southern Tripoli frontlines between Libyan Army Forces under the command of the Government of National Accord (GNA) and Khalifa Haftar’s forces.
The Volcano of Rage Operation of the GNA forces said that its Air Force had carried out about six airstrikes targeting supplies and equipment for Haftar’s forces on Tripoli International Airport’s frontline, near Gharyan and other positions.
The operation added that its warplanes also destroyed Sukhoi aircraft for Haftar’s forces in Al-Watiya airbase moments before it had taken off to bomb Libyan Army forces in southern Tripoli.
“We have also seized several military vehicles for Haftar’s forces on the frontlines of Tripoli Airport.” Media spokesman for the GNA military operation, Mustafa Al-Majeye said.
Sources from GNA forces told local media that their forces had been advancing on Tripoli Airport and other southern Tripoli frontlines, saying they were advancing on all axes and that their forces had entered the VIP lounge of the airport.
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