Spokesman of the Libyan Army, Colonel Mohammad Qanunu

The Libyan Army forces have launched Operation Peace Storm in order to target Khalifa Haftar's forces and foil their attacks on civilians in Tripoli.

Operation Peace Storm started by an attack on Haftar's forces in Al-Watiya airbase, capturing several fighters and mercenaries, destroying a warplane and seizing major parts of it, amid clashes on frontlines from Abu Grein in eastern Misrata to western Tripoli International Airport.

The spokesman for the Libyan Army Mohammed Gununu said the new operation comes to respond to Haftar's forces source of attacks and the launchers as well as artillery weapons they are using to target Tripoli civilian neighborhoods, which have been under attacks for the last three consecutive days.

"On Wednesday dawn, our forces have completed a successful mission by attacking Al-Watiya airbase, arresting several fighters and mercenaries and seizing ammunition and military equipment." He added.

Gununu said their forces had also carried out successfully attacks on Haftar's forces on southern Tripoli frontlines, seizing new positions, detaining fighters and seizing military vehicles, including UAE armored vehicles.