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LNA Is Massing Forces East Of Tripoli, Planning To Storm Sirte – Report

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LNA Is Massing Forces East Of Tripoli, Planning To Storm Sirte – Report

Illustrative image, source: LNA media office

The Libyan National Army (LNA) is massing its forces and preparing to storm the strategic city of Sirte, located east of the country’s capital, Tripoli, the al-Arabiya TV reported on May 11, citing Libyan sources.

“Several [LNA] units are in the city’s outskirt,” the UAE-based TV quoted one of the sources as saying.

According to the sources, the LNA wants to use the coastal city as a base to launch a new attack on the city of Misrata and then Tripoli. Misrata is a stronghold for several radical militias backing the Government of National Accord (GNA).

Last week, the LNA advanced and captured the air-defense camp east of Sirte. This will give the army an advantage in its upcoming attack on the city.

Al-Arabiya said that the attack on Sirte will likely begin in the upcoming few hours. It remains unclear if the Libyan Air Force (LAF) and the UAE Air Force (UAEAF) will support the attack the on the city.

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  • Black Waters

    “LNA” stands for Libyan National Army right? If this is right… who stands with the LNA? I mean, it’s the U.S or UK affiliated with them? I’m asking this because i don’t know, but i want to know. Thanks in advance.

    • Tom Tom

      CIA supplies both. Weapons sellers like it that way.

  • PZIVJ

    Nice thumbs up in picture.
    If LNA takes Sirte, may be a game changer. :)

  • Riyad Enakoua

    Threre is “LNA” just couples of militas under “haftar” command , he being bomved each day by the legal government in Tripoli

    • Tom Tom

      “legal.”

    • Dick Von Dast’Ard

      Rather be in the LNA’s position than the GNA’s. (which is a regime of just two cities, calling itself a national govt)

  • Samuel Vanguard

    LNA will conquer Libya time will tell