Counter-offensive in Libya bogged down – militants began shelling civilians

Libyan militants could not break through to the positions of the Haftar army.

Counter-offensive in Libya bogged down - militants began shelling civilians

As reported by News Front, earlier in the so-called Government of National Accord, they made a desperate decision to abandon the forces of loyal groups to the Libyan National Army. Tripoli hoped this would disperse the army of Marshal Khalifa Haftar.

As you know at the moment, the militants continue to use artillery, shelling the positions of the LNA in the areas of al-Vishka and Abu Quraine. In addition, they launched a missile attack on the city of Qasr Bin Gashir, which is located 34 kilometers south of Tripoli. There is information that residential buildings were destroyed by shelling, but no casualties were reported.

At the same time, the militants themselves suffer losses in unsuccessful attempts to break through to the positions of the Libyan national army.

As News Front previously reported, Marshal Khalifa Haftar’s Libyan National Army resumed its offensive on Tripoli late last year. The government of national consensus in response requested support from Ankara, after which loyal Turkish jihadists who fought in Syria came to the aid of local militants.

The Libyan crisis began in 2011. Then, during the armed coup, Muammar Gaddafi was overthrown, which entailed the creation of dual power in the country. So, in Tripoli, with the support of the West, the so-called Government of National Accord was formed, which refused to recognize the Libyan parliament in the city of Tobruk, who nominated General Haftar to the post of commander.

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