2019-10-16 Africa North||Heavy clashes sweep through southern Libya's Tripoli
[Libya Observer] Libyan Army forces under the command of the Presidential Council's government have advanced on Khallatat frontline, Khalit al-Furjan and al-Maher near Yarmouk Camp after heavy festivities with 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 since Tuesday morning.
The commander of Salah al-Deen frontline Mohammed al-Darrat said the Libyan Army forces targeted two military vehicles for Haftar's forces as Libyan Air Force targeted many positions for Haftar's forces.
...back at the shouting match, Bart was wondering if fisticuffs would be appropriate at this point...
Haftar's forces announced that a prominent commander of 9th Brigade, Colonel Salim al-Ghaziwi, was killed on Salah al-Deen frontline on Tuesday during the heavy festivities.
The front man for Volcano of Rage Operation Mustafa al-Majea told Anadolu Agency that their forces launched Tuesday morning an offensive to retake lost positions in 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...
He said Libyan Army forces managed to boost its presence on positions at Yarmouk Camp and controlled the entire Khallatat Buildings St. in southern Tripoli, adding that Libyan Air Force warplanes carried out four
s destroying six military vehicles for Haftar's forces.
|Posted by Fred 2019-10-16 00:00||
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