Another senior officer was killed today as the Libyan National Army lost nine dead in bitter fighting in Benghazi’s Ganfouda district.
Russia says that the head of Libya’s armed forces appointed by the House of Representatives (HoR), Field Marshal Khalifa Hafter, must be part of the political settlement along with all other political forces. But it will not provide him with arms.
The spokesman of Khalifa Haftar’s forces, Ahmed Al-Mismari, vowed in a presser last Thursday that their forces will bomb the Canadian ship that is laden with humanitarian aid, which will likely arrive in Ganfouda in mid-December.
Informed sources revealed that the commander of the army of the House of Representatives (HoR), General Khalifa Haftar, held different meetings with Russian officials on Monday and Tuesday.
The army has this morning launched a major assault on the Ganfouda terrorist enclave in Benghazi. At least 20 tanks are reported to have been attacking from the west while LNA forces appear to be pressing forward all around the perimeter while naval vessels bombard from offshore.
A doctor, trapped inside Ganfouda in Benghazi with the besieged families, has confirmed that the girl, Fathiya, who suffered fatal burns due to a UAE airstrike on her family’s house, has regained her sight.
The Libyan army would require assistance from Russian experts should a United Nations arms embargo be lifted in the future, Libyan National Army General Khalifa Haftar told Sputnik.
Reports said that units from the Egyptian army had launched the biggest military live-fire exercises in the western desert, across the border with Libya, last Thursday, with the presence of the Egyptian Defense Minister.
The commander of the Operation Dignity forces of the Tobruk-based House of Representatives (HoR) Khalifa Haftar arrived in Moscow Sunday to discuss military and weapons support for his forces in the east.
The Prime Minister of Libya’s Government of National Accord (GNA), Fayez Al-Serraj, has welcomed dialogue between the Presidential Council, House of Representatives and the military institution in the east led by Operation Dignity and its leader, Khalifa Haftar to reach a political agreement aimed at ending the ongoing crisis.