Libyan army forces launch fierce offensive on Haftar's forces in southern Tripoli
[Libya Observer] The forces of the Libyan Army under the Presidential Council's command launched on Saturday fierce offensive on positions of Khalifa Haftar
...Self-proclaimed Field Marshal, served in the Libyan army under Muammar Qadaffy, and took part in the coup that brought Qadaffy to power in 1969. He became a prisoner of war in Chad in 1987. While held prisoner, he and his fellow officers formed a group hoping to overthrow Qadaffy. He was released around 1990 in a deal with the United States government and spent nearly two decades in the United States, gaining US citizenship. In 1993, while living in the United States, he was convicted in absentia of crimes against the Jamahiriya and sentenced to death. Haftar held a senior position in the anti-Qadaffy forces in the 2011 Libyan Civil War. In 2014 he was commander of the Libyan Army when the General National Congress (GNC) refused to give up power in accordance with its term of office. Haftar launched a campaign against the GNC and its Islamic fundamentalist allies. His campaign allowed elections to take place to replace the GNC, but then developed into a civil war. Guess you can't win them all...
's forces on different frontlines in southern Tripoli
...a confusing city, one end of which is located in Lebanon and the other end of which is the capital of Libya. Its chief distinction is being mentioned in the Marine Hymn...
Using all kinds of weapons, the Libyan army forces attacked Haftar's forces on Ain Zara, Khallit al-Furjan, Yarmouk Camp, al-Sabaa, Tuwaisha, Ramla, Tripoli Airport and Wadi Rabea frontlines, with confirmations by the big shots that they had made great advances rushing Haftar's forces farther away.
...back at the precinct house, Fat Tony demanded his rosco back. He didn't say
Libyan Air Force targeted positions for Haftar's forces in southern Tripoli and in Gharyan - southwestern Tripoli.
Senior leader at western military zone of the Presidential Council, Ali Jibril, said the all-frontline attack on southern Tripoli locations where Haftar's forces are positioned aimed at confusing them and disconnecting them.
Jibril said their forces advanced Tuwaisha and Ramla, nearby the Airport, adding that violent festivities were still ongoing in Khallit al-Furjan with snipers for Haftar's forces fixed on houses roofs and that two fighters from each side had been killed.
In the meantime, Haftar's forces launched random shelling on residential areas in al-Sawani in southwestern Tripoli, causing material damage.
Posted by: Fred 2019-06-02