Libya: Libyan government says killed 16 east-based army soldiers
Forces of Libya’s UN-backed government on Thursday announced the killing of 16 soldiers of the east-based army in southern Tripoli.
“Our brave forces continue to control Al-Yarmouk camp (southern Tripoli), after luring militias of the war criminal Haftar (eastern-based army), killing 16 of their troops and taking over three of their armored vehicles,” the UN-backed government forces said in a statement.
On the other hand, the east-based army said their airstrikes destroyed “ammunition stores and gatherings of mercenaries” in southern Tripoli.
The east-based army has been leading a military campaign since early April in and around the capital Tripoli against the UN-backed government, attempting to take over the country’s largest city and overthrowing the UN-backed government.