The Libyan National Army (LNA) reinforced its troops around the country’s capital, Tripoli, with an additional armored company on June 16.
“An armored company is joining the frontlines after our forces managed to capture new positions on several axes in the framework of Operation Flood of Dignity,” the army’s media office said in a short press release.
At least two T-55 battle tanks and more than twelve pick-up trucks, some armed with 12.7, 14.5, 23mm machine guns or 107mm rocket launchers, were seen heading towards the frontlines around Tripoli.
The LNA resumed its advance towards Tripoli earlier this month and captured several positions north of the Tripoli International Airport. However, the army’s advance is still slow due to the fierce resistance of forces loyal to the Governorate of National Accord (GNA).
These new reinforcements could boost the LNA’s advance towards Tripoli, especially from the southern direction. Army forces are currently stationed less than 8km away from the capital’s center.