Libya: GNA advance on Gharyan offers locals hope as supplies run low

Forces loyal to Libya's Government of National Accord (GNA) claimed they have seized Gharyan, a strategic town some 100km (60mi) south of the capital Tripoli which served as a supply line for General Khalifa Haftar's Libyan National Army (LNA), on Thursday. Footage filmed on Friday shows wrecked military vehicles and tanks in the city's streets, where locals were spotted attending prayers. GNA... Еще soldiers were seen inside a former LNA military operation room. Earlier on Thursday, GNA forces took control of the city forcing Haftar's fighters to leave in a convoy after suffering dozens of casualties, according to local sources. However, Haftar's forces said they lost partial control and fighting was still undergoing. Libya's Haftar captured Gharyan on April 2, days before launching an offensive to capture Tripoli from the UN-backed GNA. The General's advance was halted on the southern outskirts of Tripoli by the resistance of local armed groups backing the UN-recognised government.

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