GNA takes over Haftar's last stronghold

UN-backed govt forces enter Tarhuna

05 June, 16:46

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    ISTANBUL - The forces under the UN-backed Government of National Accord (GNA) and Prime Minister Fayez al-Serraj on Friday retook Tarhuna, the strategic stronghold of Khalifa Haftar located 80 km south of Tripoli.

    "Our forces are combing the city as no resistance is seen from Haftar's militias after their withdrawal from there," Mustafa al-Majei, a spokesman for the Burkan Al-Ghadab (Volcano of Rage) Operation, told Anadolu Agency.
    Majei added that "after combing Tarhuna, we will activate the national security directorate in the city along with the other security services there."
    "This will take place in coordination with the Interior Ministry," he added.
    Tarhuna was a major focal point for supply lines of Haftar's militias from Al-Jufra airbase.
    Majai noted that Sirte, Jufra and the oil wells in the south were the targets that would be focused on now.
    Meanwhile, while Serraj was in Ankara to meet with Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan, government forces announced they had taken control of ''all administrative borders of the capital'' of Libya. 

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