Libyan National Army Deploys More Units Around Derna City

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Libyan National Army Deploys More Units Around Derna City

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On May 12, the Libyan National Army (LNA) reinforced its positions around the city of Derna in northeastern Libya deploying an infantry battalion near the western entrance of the city and in the valley of Kirissah west of it, according to Africa Gate News.

The news agency also reported that heavy clashes had erupted between the LNA and members of the Shura Council of Mujahedeen in Derna (SCMD) in the al-Helah area, south of Derna. Following these clashes, the LNA artillery targeted several positions of the SCMD inside Derna.

The LNA, led by Marshal Khalifa Haftar, launched a military operation to capture Derna from the SCMD on May 7. Since then, the LNA has captured several positions from the radical group east and southeast of the city.

According to observers, the deployment of more troops around Derna indicates that the LNA is preparing to launch its main ground attack on the SCMD positions inside the city soon.

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  • Smaug

    It looks like another civil war is heating up. The Libyans overthrew one dictator only to fight each other over the spoils…

    • Barba_Papa

      Heating up? That particular kettle has been boiling over and spilling its contents ever since Khadaffi was overthrown.

      • Smaug

        It never settled down completely but you would have noticed that for a while headlines shifted from battles to negotiations.

        • Barba_Papa

          It seems to be constantly shifting between negotiations and battles and back again.

        • Mike

          Negotiations don’t compute for head choppers like you.

    • Mike

      Thanks to psychopaths like you.

      • Smaug

        Mike, I got home from work to find a small pile of derogatory retorts from you. Aparrently you spent an hour hunting down every comment I made today.
        Seriously, if you hate me, block me. Don’t be a cyberbully.