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Al-Watiya airbase seized by Libya’s GNA forces as Haftar’s militias run away

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.

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