Libya’s GNA forces seize full control of strategic Al-Watiya airbase

GNA forces seize Al-Watiya airbase. [Photo: Social Media]
The forces under the command of the Government of National Accord (GNA) have seized this morning control of Al-Watiya airbase in western Libya from Khalifa Haftar’s forces, Deputy Minister of Defense of the GNA has confirmed. 

Meanwhile, the spokesman for the Volcano of Rage Operation Mustafa Al-Majaei said GNA forces had seized Al-Watiya and all military equipment inside it from Haftar’s forces, especially a Russian Pantsir anti-aircraft system that was provided by UAE to Haftar’s forces.

The spokesman added that after seizing Al-Watiya airbase, GNA forces are now on the easy advance on Tarhouna, vowing to liberate it along with southern Tripoli frontlines from Haftar’s forces very soon.

Inside Al-Watiya airbase. [Social Media]
The Libyan Chief of Staff under GNA Mohammed Al-Sharif confirmed to local media that after liberating Al-Watiya airbase, GNA forces will liberate southern Tripoli and Tarhouna from Haftar’s forces, who escaped from Al-Watiya airbase this morning under heavy attacks by GNA.

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