Haftar’s Blitzkrieg: Libyan National Army Reached Tripoli Airport (Map)

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In the late hours of April 5, the Libyan National Army (LNA) reached the Tripoli International Airport after capturing the towns of Aziziya, al-Swani, Qasr bin Ghashir and Espiaa. LNA forces are now stationed in the area located about 20km south of the Libyan capital.

Haftar's Blitzkrieg: Libyan National Army Reached Tripoli Airport (Map)

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After the announcement of the LNA’s new gains, a spokesman for the army, Maj. Gen. Ahmed al-Mesmari, revealed that the ongoing operation to capture Tripoli from the Libyan Government of National Accord (LGNA) will be named “Operation Flood of Dignity.”

“We will not stop until we finish the operation in the Libyan capital of Tripoli,” Mag. Gen. al-Mesmari vowed during a press conference.

Earlier, the LNA imposed control of the key town of Suq al-Khamis, 40km south of Tripoli, following heavy clashes with pro-LGNA forces. The LNA’s victory in Suq al-Khamis led to the collapse of the LGNA’s positions south of the international airport.

The LNA is currently combating a coalition of pro-LGNA forces, including the al-Nuasi Brigade, the Tripoli Revolutionaries Brigade, the Special Deterrence Force, the al-Mahjub Brigade, the 33rd Infantry Brigade, the Abu Obeida al-Zawia Forces, the al-Halbus Brigade and the Usama al-Juwayli Forces.

According to pro-LNA sources, these groups are infested with radical elements, including infamous terrorists that had abandoned the ranks of al-Qaeda and ISIS. Last year, these groups fought each other in a fierce battle to control Tripoli’s financial resources. Dozens of civilians were killed or injured.

Despite the LGNA’s support for these groups, the LNA says that its operation to capture Tripoli is not a political one. These claims suggest that the army is still ready for negotiations with the LGNA.

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  • DontBelieveEitherPropaganda

    Seems my fears have not turned out true, and Haftar will make it quite easily.. Offering negotiations is a smart move though. With his he can appease the west, while in the end the defeated militias and their Jihadists will be in a weak position anyhow, and Haftar can make them accept his will in the coming “negotiations”.. ;)
    A win for anyone who wants a stable north africa. US+vassel states loose. :)

    • Promitheas Apollonious

      smart move as the one russians did in syria and negotiated idlip and afrin to the turks effectively dividing syria in 3 parts, saving thousands of terrorists to live to fight another day in another location?

      letting them live will not bring peace will bring exactly the opposite.

  • Thunder

    i will not aid a country or countries who bomb children intentionally and the uae and saudi arabia have done just fckn that!!i shall stand with tripoli and the un backed gov,the fckn leader of france is a fckn pedo and baby eater uae bombs children and backs the fake jews along with the serial killers in saudi arabia i will not support such fckn monsters to children my forces are now aiding tripoli till i know just how evil this..general is i find it interesting tho haftar that you visited the saudi’s a week ago now you march on tripopi..whom do you serve then general??the forces of light shall back the forces in tripoli for now under the un.

    • Thunder

      and remember haftar i have aided yemen tribesmen ie the holy warriors of yemen going on for 4 years now i have aided assad’s forces and the kurds and allies for 7 years now,i will not allow evil who intentionally harms and targets children to take anymore fckn countries!!the war Gods are on my side haftar….

      • Thunder

        i even aided in mosul esp the aftermath haftar choose wisely…

        • RGtz98

          What are you ranting mate

          • Jim Prendergast

            You get some real nutters here sometimes.

          • Promitheas Apollonious

            he drop one acid too many.

  • Thunder

    i have much to make up for out there i left in the middle of the war i feel had i watched over the victory maybe things would of turned out better,as they do nowadays in my interventions i am far more experianced now with allot more military backing and assistance lybia it is most unfortunate that i have become so good at war tho,but i am!!!worldwide i go against those who intentionally harm children esp brown children due to me being brown and all your allies could be your downfall general my allies will be all our victory!!!

    • Promitheas Apollonious

      ease on the drugs kid and seek medical help.

      • Lazy Gamer

        He is crapping all over the site. Visitors might be driven off if they think this is a looney site. lol
        Thunder, recheck your pronouns OR be properly grounded. There’s a lot of crap out there that reinforces this but stay grounded.

  • goingbrokes

    20km south of Tripoli (centre of Tripoli I assume)! Wow!

  • Thunder

    they should fricken join forces against these bad guy militants i mean it seems they are all fighting the same bad guys so why fight each other?by the way haftar i can’t let you have that airport…

  • Smaug

    Not really a blitzkrieg, since this area is under a plethora of armed gangs and when they say “terrorist” they mean “our enemies.” It is important to note here the plan is not to destroy these locals per se, but to incorporate them all into the LNA. Also, the LNA itself is a hodgepodge of militias and gangs, so the only thing that separates them from their enemy is they actually have a commander.

    • Brother Ma

      Against the NATO approved gangs is good enough for me at present.

      • Gregory Casey

        Me too Brother

  • Jacob “Wraith” Wohl

    US needs to urgently intervene militarily to prevent communist Haftar’s LNA from toppling the US-backed general accord military. Even better, US must station troops all over Libya in order to maintain stability

    • PZIVJ

      LOL, i am sure the US troops will do well in Libya.
      Just ask Hillary to send in a little support.

      • Jacob “Wraith” Wohl

        Hillary is a moron who betrayed our military men and ambassadors in Benghazi. And you’re an antisemite. Case closed

    • Wolfgang Wolf

      oh my good, you are another sample of american exceptionalism: exceptionally stupid :D ….. seems you really believe that crap you are posting….. even worse)))

      • You can call me Al

        He is a troll that has reinvented in name (comment name).

      • Jacob “Wraith” Wohl

        communist, anti-semite sympathizers. Nothing else here

        • Brother Ma

          The question is why you are not against Israel Firsters and Moslem headchoppers as well. Hmm?

    • Barba_Papa

      So you would rather have Libya eternally in chaos then see it unified under a communist?

      Also methinks you would not recognize communism if it marched through your streets with an all star band headed by Karl Marx, Engels, Lenin, Trotsky, Stalin, Mao and Pol Pot.

      • Jacob “Wraith” Wohl

        Last time I checked, every single communist tyrant you listed, with the exception of Marx and Engels, were responsible for killing millions of Russians, Ukrainians, Chinese, and Cambodians from 1917-1991
        I bet you fantasize of being part of Lenin’s Cheka death squads and Stalin’s NKVD

        • Barba_Papa

          As opposed to the deathsquads and hidden torture facilities as organized and supported by the CIA?

          Considering that Haftar has lived in the US for decades I’d say that Libya is better off under him, as opposed to a bunch of squabbling socalled democrats while headchopper jihadists operate in their territory.

        • Brother Ma

          Yes of course. And Capitalist American-types didn’t murder “millions” either?

    • Pia

      What a nice jewish name you have, Jacob.
      Says it all.

      • Jacob “Wraith” Wohl

        what a “nice” antisemite you are, your comment says it all

        • Sinbad2

          Any sane person would be anti Zionist, for they are the people who slaughter the Semites(Arabs).
          Modern Jews are genetically closer to monkeys than Semites(Arabs)

          • Jacob “Wraith” Wohl

            says the antisemite

          • Sinbad2

            You steal words like you steal everything else.

      • Sinbad2

        The Hasbara trolls always have private accounts, so their hypocrisy is hidden.

  • Jacob “Wraith” Wohl

    Time for some tomahawk missiles and F-18s to start going to work against the LNA

    • Brother Ma

      Why not the Lgna?