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Government Of National Accord Begins Massive Push On LNA-Controlled Al-Watiya Airbase

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Government Of National Accord Begins Massive Push On LNA-Controlled Al-Watiya Airbase

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On May 5th, the Government of National Accord’s (GNA) Turkish-backed forces began a renewed push for al-Watiya airbase, southwest of Tripoli.

The fighting for Tripoli is currently simmering, with very little activity, and it appears that the fighting is currently focused on al-Watiya.

Government Of National Accord Begins Massive Push On LNA-Controlled Al-Watiya Airbase

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A Turkish drone strike reportedly killed a LNA commander – Osama Amsek, he was the commander of the al-Watiya airbase.

There’s a large number of videos and photographs showing the GNA’s forces approaching al-Watiya.

The clashes began several kilometers away from al-Watiya, but the Libyan National Army withdrew inside the base, and the GNA began shelling positions while approaching.

In response Field Marshal Khalifa Haftar’s forces responded by shelling and airstriking the GNA column moving towards the airbase.

The GNA reportedly captured the entrance point to al-Watiya airbase, with the LNA targeting GNA vehicles in the vicinity of the base.

The heavy clashes, shelling for both sides, Turkish UAVs carrying out strikes, and still the LNA held.

The GNA forces withdrew, likely temporary before they renew the push.

Meanwhile, several locations around Libya announced that they were cutting ties with Field Marshal Khalifa Haftar and joining the side of the GNA.

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