The Libyan National Army (LNA) is storming positions of the Shura Council of Mujahideen in Derna (SCMD) in the central part of the city of Derna.
LNA units have already captured large parts of eastern and western Derna including the Derna port. The LNA has also captured a prominent SCMD commander – Yahya al Usta Omar.
#LNA has captured a prominent militant commander Yahya al Usta Omar, the security responsible of ‘#Derna shoura council of mujahideen’, LNA spokesman Ahmed al Mismari announced#Libya#Battle_of_Derna pic.twitter.com/Ce1Dh9gtgA
— SMM Libya (@smmlibya) 8 June 2018
According to pro-LNA sources, the group is now at the final stage of its operation to capture Derna. The SCMD lacks heavy weaponry and guided missiles to oppose to the ongoing LNA advance. So, the LNA may capture the entire city by the end of June.
— Oded Berkowitz (@Oded121351) 8 June 2018
— Oded Berkowitz (@Oded121351) 7 June 2018