Salvation Government to launch large-scale operation to eliminate Tribes Army
A large-scale military operation is to be launched in western Libya soon, the Ministry of Defense in the Salvation Government declared on Wednesday.
Ministry spokesperson Mohammed Abdul-Kafi said the operation aims to get rid of militants of the so-called Tribes Army until peace and security are prevailed in the entire region.
Abdul-Kafi added that the ministry's affiliated forces led by Sabratha Military Council confronted the attacks on Al-Ajilat earlier this week made by criminal armed groups from the so-called Tribes Army, causing them serious losses in bodies and equipment.
He confirmed that the forces took control of Al-Ajilat and Atawailah, Al-Shbeika, and Al-Jadaida cities and towns.
"“We highly appreciate the revolutionaries of the western region and the forces of the Chief of Staff, especially Brigade 200 and brigade 110 infantry forces, who had the biggest role in foiling the plans of the Tribes Army and the ex-regime followers as they were gasping for taking control of the western region. We also thank the Libyan Air Force for backing up the ground forces in this operation." He concluded.
A provoking meeting of Gaddafi loyalists held in Atawailah town on Friday. The Gaddafis chanted pro ex-regime and killing slogans, which triggered the ongoing fighting in the region.
The meeting was organized and protected by the Tribes Army.