On June 3 and 4, forces loyal to the Libyan Government of National Accord (GNA) captured loads of weapons from the Libyan National Army (LNA).
The weapons were seized in the Tripoli International Airport, which was captured by GNA forces, as well as around the town of Tarhunah.
GNA sources released several videos of the seized weapons, which included:
- Seven T-55 battle tanks, some of them appear to be damaged;
- A damaged T-62 battle tank;
- Several FN-6 man-portable air-defense systems (MANPADs);
- Four cartridges of Kornet anti-tank guided missiles (ATGMs).
A number of armored vehicles as well as four helicopters, including what appears to be a Mi-35, were also captured by GNA forces.
— Oded Berkowitz (@Oded121351) June 4, 2020
GNA forces, which were reinforced with thousands of Syrian militants, are advancing south of Tripoli with support from Turkey. Turkish combat drones are providing close air support as well as valuable intelligence.
The LNA will likely lose other positions south of Tripoli in the next few days if it fails to reorganize and resupply its troops. The GNA’s next target is likely Tarhunah.
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