Libya: GNA targets Haftar forces

Tripoli- the UN-backed government of national accord killed 23 militia members supported by Gen-Khalifa Haftar in southern Tripoli.
Four of the Haftar’s forces members have been captured, while resisting the attack, said, Mustafa al Mujie, the spokesperson for the GNA- led Burkan Al –Ghadab operation.
He said nine GNA soldiers were slaughtered.
The Haftar’s forces have been targeting the internationally recognized GNA regime since the last April and killed more than 1,000 persons in the bloodshed.
The UN mission in Libya condemned the attack in a statement. The UN slammed the Haftar forces for violating the armistice while referring to frequent attacks and bombing of Mitiga international airport.
Two seats of power have emerged in Libya following the death of Muammar Gaddafi in 2011, i.e. the Haftar forces and the GNA. The Haftar troops are favored by Egypt and UAE while the GNA enjoys international recognition.
The conflicting parties announced a cease-fire in January because of joint efforts by Turkey and Russia.
The negotiations for a ceasefire hosted by Russia proved to be inconclusive as Haftar left Moscow without signing an accord.–Worldwide News

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