A military source confirmed on Friday that 17 of Haftar's fighters have handed over their weapons and turned themselves in to the Libyan army, south of Tripoli.

"The army surrounded the gunmen up in Al-Khala axis and forced them to surrender," the Media Office of the Volcano of Rage Operation said.

The Libyan army has continued to make progress in the southern Tripoli axis since Wednesday.

The army liberated large areas of Isbaia district as well as Ain Zara and Wadi Al-Rabi areas.