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LNA Announces Downing Turkish Drone in Tripoli Battles


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LNA Announces Downing Turkish Drone in Tripoli Battles
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GNA forces during a clash with LNA forces in al-Swani area in Tripoli on Saturday, June 1, 2019 (AFP)

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Marshal Khalifa Haftar-led Libyan National Army (LNA) announced Saturday downing a Turkish drone south of the country’s capital, Tripoli.

“The defenses of the Libyan Arab armed forces intercepted and hit a Turkish UCAV after it indiscriminately bombed neighborhoods and safe residential areas in the town of Gharyan,” the army’s media office said in a short press release.

Operation Dignity’s Chamber accused Fayez al-Sarraj’s Government of National Accord (GNA) of imposing a siege on its areas where the army forces have access to humanitarian, food and medical needs.

It issued a statement on Friday announcing the necessary quantities were provided to meet the needs of these areas’ residents.

Sarraj forces, participating in the operation Borkan al-Ghadab (Volcano of Rage), announced its progress in the airport and Yarmouk outskirts after the heavy artillery targeted LNA sites.

Spokesman for the Libyan army Colonel Mohammed Qannouno said the army’s military operations are progressing according to plan, and forces are gaining ground in all battlefronts.

The recent air strikes on the military sites in Gharyan were rigorous, accurate, and painful for Haftar’s forces, Qannouno explained.

The Libyan army has launched a large-scale attack on most fronts, in preparation for the decisive battle, according to the media office of the Volcano of Rage operation.