Spokesman for Tarhuona Protection Force of the Libyan army, Yusuf Al-Ma'amari confirmed on Sunday that their forces had repelled an attack by Hatar's militias in Al-Rawajeh area, between Tarhuona and Garabulli districts.

"A force of 40 cars from “Al-Kani militia” attempted to attack our troops in the area, but we made them suffer a heavy loss and forced them to withdraw," Al-Ma'amari explained.

Haftar's militias infiltrated the coastal road at dawn last Thursday and opened fire on a civilian car, killing three members from one family.