Pro-Haftar brigade seizes control of key military base in south Libya

Mohammed Ben Nayel

Forces of Brigade 12 Infantry, led by Mohammed Ben Nayel, who is affiliated with the Khalifa Haftar’s Operation Dignity forces controlled Thursday night Barak Al-Shati military base, according to the so-called General Command of Haftar’s forces.

The Ben Nayel-led forces gained control of the military base from the Third Force, which is led by Jamal Al-Treiki, who told Al-Nabaa TV that they surrendered the military base to Ben Nayel’s forces without fight.

“Our forces and those of Ben Nayel are working on securing the military base of Barak Al-Shati together and there will be no fight in there.” The commander of the withdrawing Third Force added.

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