Libyan Army liberates Qasr Bin Ghashir town near Tripoli

File photo of fighting in Libya by EPA/MOHAMED MESSARA

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The Libyan Army liberated Qasr Bin Ghashir town, south of the capital Tripoli from warlord Khalifa Haftar’s militias.

On Thursday, Libyan Army announced the complete liberation of the capital Tripoli, while its forces move into another city to the southeast, the last stronghold for Haftar in western Libya.

Meanwhile, the Libyan government announced forming a care-taker council for the Tarhuna city municipality.

The council is expected to assume duty after the liberation of the city.

The Libyan Army also arrested a prominent commander in a pro-Khalifa Haftar militia while advancing to the city.

In March, the Libyan government launched Operation Peace Storm to counter attacks on the capital, and recently regained strategic locations, including the Al-Watiya airbase, in a major blow to Haftar’s forces.

Libya’s government was founded in 2015 under an UN-led agreement, but efforts for a long-term political settlement failed due to the military offensive by Haftar’s forces.


Via Reuters

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