Libyan National Army Seizes Villages On Outskirts Of Militants’ Stronghold Of Derna (Photos, Map)

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Libyan National Army Seizes Villages On Outskirts Of Militants' Stronghold Of Derna (Photos, Map)

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The Libyan National Army (LNA) is developing its attack on the city of Derna, which is currently controlled by militnats of the Derna Shoura Council of Mujahideen (DSCM). Derna is fully surrounded by LNA forces.

LNA units, supported by warplanes and artillery, have captured some villages and a wheat silo on the outskirts of the city. The advance is ongoing from 3 main directions: southern, eastern and western.

According to pro-LNA sources, 7 DSCM militants were killed and 7 others were wounded on May 15. Furthermore, the LNA has reportedly captured, Abdelmalik al Mansour, a top DSCM field commander, and 21 DSCM militants.

The LNA has also destroyed at least one vehicle and one battle tank belonging to the DSCM.

The captured field commander:

The DSCM is a coalition of various radical elements in many cases linked to al-Qaeda or ISIS. The DSCM is besieged in Derna and has no space for any complex counter-attacks or counter-operations to stop the LNA advance. So, the only hope of the DSCM is that LNA infantry will not be able to break the DSCM’s defense in the urban area.

Should the LNA capture Derna, it will free a notable number of troops and equipment, which have been involved in keeping DSCM militants surrounded. So, the LNA will be able to expand operations on other frontlines in the war-torn country.

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Libyan National Army Seizes Villages On Outskirts Of Militants' Stronghold Of Derna (Photos, Map) Libyan National Army Seizes Villages On Outskirts Of Militants' Stronghold Of Derna (Photos, Map) Libyan National Army Seizes Villages On Outskirts Of Militants' Stronghold Of Derna (Photos, Map) Libyan National Army Seizes Villages On Outskirts Of Militants' Stronghold Of Derna (Photos, Map) Libyan National Army Seizes Villages On Outskirts Of Militants' Stronghold Of Derna (Photos, Map) Libyan National Army Seizes Villages On Outskirts Of Militants' Stronghold Of Derna (Photos, Map) Libyan National Army Seizes Villages On Outskirts Of Militants' Stronghold Of Derna (Photos, Map) Libyan National Army Seizes Villages On Outskirts Of Militants' Stronghold Of Derna (Photos, Map)

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  • Michał Hunicz

    Gaddafi For President! #MLGA!

    • Rob

      Qazzafi not Gaddafi. These US, UK idiots have changed the names of all prophets and of everything that exist in other countries.

      • Feudalism Victory

        Nobody knows how to spell Quaddafi.

        • Rob

          Qazzafi or القذافي‎
          In English and in Arabic.
          These Zionist Jews have changed the name of every thing in this world to hide the truth. Search the truth yourself. Its not difficult.

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            Really? Why did arab media allow this to go on so much! That should have been rectified fifty years ago! I have seen many spellings supposedly to make it more close to parent language but never as qazzafi-sounding variant. I am pissed off! I hate fuck ups like that.
            You might as well say reagans name is begin in reality haha! Just joking but similar variance in name!

          • Feudalism Victory

            Khadafy

          • Terra Cotta Woolpuller

            Simple because they are not competent in the english language spelling.

          • Feudalism Victory

            Ghaddafy

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  • Rob

    Well done. More good news are coming. Kick the as*ses of US gangsters.

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    When GADDAFI Senior was in Power ,NO ISIS NO TERRORIST

  • Don’t read butthurt replies

    Don’t know who to trust in Libya after Qazzafi death. Libyan National Army legit or what? Looks like I’d need to do my research very carefully.

    • New Israel is Muslims

      Whoever is good and will use the nation’s wealth to defeat zionism.

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    U will look for Gazzafi forever but u won’t find him. Cos u killed…

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    Israel-US (with NATO as their toy) are making the World a worse place since 1948. I really began to think that it was Hitler who was the lesser evil among these three.

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      Your grain of sand for a brain doesn’t allow you to think. The evil of the Arab world has been there fore ever.

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      Hitler was a Weimar Republic North African Jew.

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        The Turks raped many women in Austria in late 1600s so alot of German Austrians walking around with Turco Mongol blood even from then!

        Also German Crusaders brought back many Turco Mongol slaves and wives after the Crusades . They even brought back TurcoMongol allies such as the famous Turcpolien? After WWII some Mongol foreign SS also mangaed to escape to Germany once kicked out of Republic of Salo in Italy where Hitler and Musolini settled them.

  • Smaug

    That’s not exactly how urban warfare works. It is not prefferable to attack or defend a city since the intricate terrain limits heavy weapons usage and offers a myriad minor firing positions but still there is no barrier yhat can’t be breached by brute force. Casualties will be high on both sides and collateral damage will be even higher.

  • hamster

    Looks like that captured “field commander” has been eating a lot of donuts, sugary drinks, and packing on extra calories.