The Libyan national army announced yesterday that it had achieved another victory yesterday against the remaining terrorist groups and extremists on fronts where there has been fighting, particularly in western Benghazi in the east of the country.
According to what a military official told Asharq Al-Awsat, the army’s forces led by Field Marshal Khalifa Haftar are still engaged in fierce battles against remaining terrorists that are holed up in the western region of the city of Benghazi. He also pointed out that “only a little time” was needed until they took full control of Benghazi and liberated it. However, he did not give a specific date.
The army’s media office said that Haftar held a meeting with staff from the operations room responsible for Operation Al-Karamah and a number of officers, non-commissioned officers and commanders. He oversaw what he called “the final arrangements for salvation from the grip of terrorist militias that have wreaked havoc and have wiped out crops and cattle”.
The office said in a statement that Haftar has made a plan for the final advance to liberate the area of Qunfudah from the remaining ISIS terrorists and the Shura Council of Benghazi Revolutionaries. The army also continues to control the resort Tira and has freed a number of prisoners and families that were being held in Qunfudah, west Benghazi.
The army’s special forces said that the resort of Tira had been liberated from defectors so that all of the west Benghazi coast is now under the control of the army’s forces.