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Haftar’s armed groups to retreat from some frontlines in southern Tripoli
May 19, 2020 - 06:33
Written by: NewsDesk
Spokesperson of warlord Haftar, Ahmed Al-Mismari, said that their forces will perform “a tactical withdrawal” from some frontlines in southern Tripoli, just hours after losing the strategic Watiya airbase to GNA forces.
Speaking in a press conference in the early hours of Tuesday, Al-Mismari claimed that Khalifa Haftar decided to withdraw so that local residents pass Eid Al Fitr holiday in peace.
Al-Mismari’s statement is seen as a declaration of the end of Haftar’s war on Tripoli.