Footage said to be showing the forces of General Khalifa Haftar’s Libyan National Army (LNA) advancing on the capital city of Tripoli was published on Friday, as LNA forces said that they have taken control of the Libyan capital’s international airport.

The Libyan National Army also captured the Wadi el-Rabeia are, which is located just south of Tripoli city, according to Haftar’s media office.

The Tripoli International Airport has not been operating since much of its facilities were destroyed by the fighting that took place in 2014.

The United Nations Security Council (UNSC) and the G7 have called on the LNA forces to halt their advance and stop any further military escalation, but this is highly unlikely, as the Haftar-led forces are within striking distance of the capital and currently possess the momentum on the battlefield.

The orces of Haftar’s Libyan National Army (LNA) are moving into positions around Tripoli, according to a statement made by LNA spokesman Ahmed Mismari on Friday.

The Turkish-backed Governorate of National Accords is attempting to thwart the Libyan National Army’s advance; however, they will likely be unsuccessful, given that they do not have the manpower nor the weapons to stop such a force.

 

 

Credit: LNA

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