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2019-07-23 Africa North
Libyan Air Force carries multiple strikes on positions of Haftar's forces
[Libya Observer] Targets and positions for Khalifa Haftar
...Self-proclaimed Field Marshal, served in the Libyan army under Muammar Qadaffy, and took part in the coup that brought Qadaffy to power in 1969. He became a prisoner of war in Chad in 1987. While held prisoner, he and his fellow officers formed a group hoping to overthrow Qadaffy, so it's kind of hard to describe him as a Qadaffy holdover. He was released around 1990 in a deal with the United States government and spent nearly two decades in the United States, gaining US citizenship. In 1993, while living in the United States, he was convicted in absentia of crimes against the Jamahiriya and sentenced to death. Haftar held a senior position in the anti-Qadaffy forces in the 2011 Libyan Civil War. In 2014 he was commander of the Libyan Army when the General National Congress (GNC) refused to give up power in accordance with its term of office. Haftar launched a campaign against the GNC and its Islamic fundamentalist allies. His campaign allowed elections to take place to replace the GNC, but then developed into a civil war. Guess you can't win them all...
's forces on different fighting frontlines have been targeted with heavy bombardment by the Libyan Air Force of the Presidential Council's government over the last few days, according to a source at the Burkan al-Ghadab (Volcano of Rage) Operation.

Airstrikes' aims included Haftar's forces positions in al-Asaba, al-Shweirif, al-Jufra and southern Tripoli
...a confusing city, one end of which is located in Lebanon and the other end of which is the capital of Libya. Its chief distinction is being mentioned in the Marine Hymn...
frontlines, the source explained.

"In total, the air force carried out 20 strikes targeting convoys, supplies, vehicles, fighters, and ammo depots with minute precision." The source indicated.

Saturday and Sunday saw the Libyan Air Force carrying out air raids on Wadi Rabea and Tripoli International Airport, destroying military vehicles and killing at least 13 fighters from Haftar's forces.

Intense airpower was put to the fight over the last few days by the Libyan Army under the command of Presidential Council's government to pave the way for an all-out offensive, according to military experts, that is going to be very soon.

...back at the Alamo, Davy was counting their remaining cannon balls and not liking the results...
an uneasy calm has descended on fighting frontlines with some skirmishes with the Libyan Army remaining in positions gained in vast areas across southern Tripoli.
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