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Libya: Misrata forces prepare for battle as clashes continue in southern Tripoli02:19

Libya: Misrata forces prepare for battle as clashes continue in southern Tripoli

Libya, Tripoli
May 8, 2019 at 11:51 GMT +00:00 · Published

Misrata forces, who are loyal to Government of National Accord (GNA), were filmed loading weapons and preparing for battle in the Salah al-Din area, south of the capital Tripoli on Tuesday.

"Now we are in Salah al-din, in front of Yarmouk's camp, God willing we'll win over the enemy", said one of the troops on the ground.

Misrata forces are continuing their counter-offensive against forces loyal to eastern commander Khalifa Haftar, in response to the offensive of eastern-based Libyan National Army (LNA) launched in April against Tripoli.

The five weeks of clashes in Tripoli's outskirts led to a stalemate on the ground, causing at least 432 dead and 55,000 displaced, according to the UN.

Libya: Misrata forces prepare for battle as clashes continue in southern Tripoli02:19
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Misrata forces, who are loyal to Government of National Accord (GNA), were filmed loading weapons and preparing for battle in the Salah al-Din area, south of the capital Tripoli on Tuesday.

"Now we are in Salah al-din, in front of Yarmouk's camp, God willing we'll win over the enemy", said one of the troops on the ground.

Misrata forces are continuing their counter-offensive against forces loyal to eastern commander Khalifa Haftar, in response to the offensive of eastern-based Libyan National Army (LNA) launched in April against Tripoli.

The five weeks of clashes in Tripoli's outskirts led to a stalemate on the ground, causing at least 432 dead and 55,000 displaced, according to the UN.

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