Libyan Burkan Al-Ghadab Operation forces under the command of the Government of National Accord (GNA) have seized this morning control of Al-Watiya airbase in western Libya from Khalifa Haftar’s terrorist militias, according to the spokesman for the operation Mustafa Al-Majayi.
The spokesman Mustafa Al-Majaei told Libya Alahrar TV that GNA forces had seized Al-Watiya Monday morning and all military equipment inside it from Haftar’s forces, including a Russian Pantsir anti-aircraft system that was provided by UAE to Haftar’s forces.
Videos and photos from inside Al-Watiya also showed GNA forces seizing massive amounts of ammunition and arma left by the fleeing Haftar’s terrorist militias.
The spokesman added that after seizing Al-Watiya airbase, GNA forces can now easily advance on Tarhouna, vowing to liberate it along with southern Tripoli frontlines from Haftar’s militias as a next phase.
Meanwhile, the Deputy Minister of Defense of the GNA, Mohammed Al-Sharif, confirmed to Libya Alahrar TV that after liberating Al-Watiya airbase, GNA forces will liberate southern Tripoli and Tarhouna from Haftar’s militias.
The US embassy in Libya has urged for continued calm in Libya and warned against any effort to achieve political gains by risking violence. “On