Libya: Heavy fighting between the army and Al-Wefaq over the city of Tarhuna

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Source: Arabic.Net – Monia Ghanmi

Heavy shelling rocked the Libyan capital, Tripoli, after heavy and new fighting erupted today, Saturday, between the Libyan army forces and the forces of the Al-Wefaq government, around the strategic city of Tarhuna, south of Tripoli.

The forces of the National Accord government launched a strong attack as part of a military operation to control the city of Tarhuna, which has turned into a scene of heavy fighting, activists said, it is the worst that the city has witnessed since the military operation to liberate the capital Tripoli in April last year.

A military source in the Libyan army denied, in a statement to Al-Arabiya.net, that the news promoted by Al-Wefaq militia and the allegations that it had made progress in Tarhuna city, adding that the Libyan army forces represented in the “Ninth Brigade” thwarted the attack and inflicted human and material losses on the Al-Wefaq forces, and are still Control the city.

This week, Al-Wefaq forces took control of the cities of Sabratha and Sarman (75 km and 60 km) west of Tripoli, while the Libyan army continues to mobilize its forces and send them to the Libyan west, in preparation for launching an attack and the restoration of the two cities, in what threatens a violent confrontation in the coming days.

The escalation of the fighting could herald a catastrophe for the health system, affected by the 9-year conflict in Libya, in dealing with the Corona virus, after 49 cases were recorded in the country.



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