Libya: Libyan National Army (LNA) of Haftar clashed with rival factions in Benghazi
Forces loyal to General Haftar Khalifa, known as the Libyan National Army, clashed with rival armed groups in the port city of Benghazi amid the militia’s continued assertion of control over the country’s second most populous city.
The LNA killed six troops and wounded eight, a commander said on Saturday.
“Special forces carried out an attack on Friday on the last resistance pockets of terrorism in Khraibeesh area and successfully the forces advanced and controlled several points,” LNA commander Mari El-Houti said.
LNA forces also carried out airstrikes on rival groups in Derna, local witnesses told Reuters.
Haftar’s LNA, which has set itself against the UN-backed government in Tripoli and Islamist groups, has emerged as a powerful force in Libya’s current power struggle.