Uneasy calm descends on Tripoli frontlines after failed attempts by Haftar's forces to retake lost positions
An uneasy calm has descended on southern Tripoli frontlines after a day of heavy fighting.
Saturday saw heavy clashes between the Libyan Army forces under the command of Presidential Council's government and Khalifa Haftar's forces on different frontlines, with the former advancing and seizing new positions.
A source from Burkan Al-Ghadab Operation (Volcano of Rage Operation) said Haftar's forces tried Sunday morning to retake the positions they lost Saturday at Cement Factory in Souq Al-Khamis Emsehel, but their attack was foiled as two of their armored vehicles were destroyed and then they returned to Tarhouna city.
The source added that Haftar's forces advanced on Tripoli International Airport frontline from Al-Ramla axis but it was soon thwarted by Volcano of Rage forces, whose heavy fire forced Haftar's forces back to their previous positions.
"Wadi Rabea and Khalit Al-Furjan frontlines saw some skirmishes without any change of positions for either side." The source added, denying that the Libyan Air Force has targeted any aims Sunday due to rainfall.
The spokesman for the Libyan Army Mohammed Gununu said Saturday that they had advanced on different frontlines in southern Tripoli and in the vicinity of Tarhouna city, adding that the Libyan Air Force had carried out airstrikes hitting Haftar's forces launchers used to shell civilians in Tripoli and its suburbs.
Gununu added that their forces have advanced after receiving military reinforcement and under a precise and active air cover, hence boosting its grip on different frontlines in Wadi Rabea and Souq Al-Khamis Emsehel as well as Ain Zara and Khalit Al-Furjan.
"Our forces have also captured several fighters from Sahban Brigade of Haftar's forces." Gununu indicated.