Libya’s Haftar forces say have taken control of Sirte

7 January 2020
395 Views

Forces of Libyan strongman Khalifa Haftar on Monday said they had taken control of the coastal city of Sirte from factions loyal to the Tripoli government.

Sirte, some 450 kilometers (280 miles) east of the capital Tripoli, had been held by forces allied with the UN-recognized Government of National Accord (GNA) since 2016.

But on Monday, a spokesman for the rival faction, Haftar’s Libyan National Army (LNA), said the city had fallen to his fighters.

“Sirte has been totally liberated… from terrorist groups,” Ahmad al-Mesmari, spokesman for Haftar’s forces, said on television following an operation that lasted just hours.

Source: yahoo

You may be interested

Teleworking in Greece extended until December 31st
GREECE
shares12 views
GREECE
shares12 views

Teleworking in Greece extended until December 31st

Panos - Nov 30, 2020

Teleworking for businesses able to implement distance working due to Covid-19 has been extended until December 31st, Greek authorities have decided. The…

PM Mitsotakis: Covid-19 vaccine free for the public
GREECE
shares25 views
GREECE
shares25 views

PM Mitsotakis: Covid-19 vaccine free for the public

Panos - Nov 30, 2020

Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis said that the Covid-19 vaccine would be given to the public free of charge during his…

Impressive joint Geek-Egyptian navy exercise sends message (photos)
GREECE
shares23 views
GREECE
shares23 views

Impressive joint Geek-Egyptian navy exercise sends message (photos)

Panos - Nov 30, 2020

The Greek and Egyptian navies conducted joint exercises on Saturday in the wider sea area south of Karpathos. The PASSEX…

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published.