Libya's GNA retakes major coastline cities in a lightning attack against Haftar's forces
Libyan Army forces under the command of the Government of National Accord (GNA) have retaken full control of Surman, Sabratha, Al-Ajilat, Al-Jamail, Ragdaline, Al-Essa and Zeltin on the coastline of the western region in a lightning attack against Khalifa Haftar's forces.
Surman and Sabratha's recapture is very vital for GNA as they have been a major location for Haftar's operations room to plan an attack on Al-Zawiya and Zuwara cities - an attack that has been under consideration and planning for a year.
GNA forces launched Monday morning an attack to recapture Surman after late Sunday airstrikes by GNA's Air Force, which hit positions for Haftar's forces in Surman and Sabratha, including operations rooms.
Surman took only a few hours to be under the control of GNA forces as Haftar's forces ran away toward Sabratha, to which GNA immediately headed and after a few more hours, the second city fell to the Libyan Army forces, sources reported.
"All Haftar's defenses in Sabratha didn't last more than some two or three hours and then they got defeated. Some 30 fighters of them surrendered as they watched their comrades flee the city." Sources from Libyan Army forces explained.
Many photos and videos posted online showed GNA forces seizing ammunition, weapons, 10 tanks, military vehicles and missiles as well as artillery rounds from different areas, especially Surman and Sabratha.