Libya's GNA forces resume military operations to retake Tarhouna
The Libyan Army forces under the command of the Government of National Accord (GNA) resumed Sunday military operations - second stage - that aim to retake Tarhouna city from Khalifa Haftar's forces, according to reliable sources.
The spokesman for the Libyan Army forces under the command of GNA, Mohammed Gununu, reaffirmed that military operations resumed to retake Tarhouna, adding that Air Force warplanes carried out two airstrikes on locations and military vehicles for Haftar's forces in Al-Masahba area in Tarhouna.
In the meantime, GNA's Volcano of Rage Operation said that its Air Force warplanes had dropped down leaflets in Arabic and Russian languages on Tarhouna city, giving an ultimatum to fighters and mercenaries of Haftar's forces to surrender their to avoid the city bloodshed and destruction.
The leaflets also said those who surrender will be safe and urged the residents of Tarhouna to stay away from clashes' zones and to remain at home.
Meanwhile, a military source close to Volcano of Rage Operation said Air Force warplanes carried out over 20 strikes on Saturday targeting Haftar forces' positions in Tarhouna, destroying many vehicles and killing as well as wounding several fighters.
The source said the airstrikes aimed to break up defense positions in Tarhouna to pave the way for ground forces, which are in the vicinity of Tarhouna, to advance on the city.