There are reports of heavy fighting in the Sabea area in the south of Libyan capital Tripoli, as Libyan forces advanced against fighter loyal to Khalifa Haftar.
Forces loyal to the Tripoli government launched an attack Wednesday on Sabea frontline, 45 km to southeast Tripoli, and seized “new strategic positions” from Haftar’s forces.
Heavy artillery shelling was reported coupled with airstrikes from both sides leading to casualties from both warring parties.
A spokesman for the Tripoli forces was quoted by the Libyan Observer as saying that the Libyan Army forces achieved significant advances in Sabea and would serve to tighten the grip on the remaining Haftar’s forces in Qasir Benghashir since the only supply line left for them in this area is Qasir Benghashir-Sabea.
He said the forces seized control of Sabea hospital, aviation Institute and other vital areas, adding that they were combing through the area toward Souq Al-Khamis then Tarhouna.
Meanwhile, the media office of the operations room of Khalifa Haftar’s forces said they had thwarted an attack by “Government of National Accord’s forces” on Sabea and caused them heavy losses of both equipment and fighters.