Libyan National Army (LNA) spokesman Ahmed al-Mismari said the force had carried out a “redistribution and repositioning in the battle fronts, disengaging from some crowded residential areas”.
This is a significant setback for Haftar forces, whose Libyan National Army (LNA) troops have been fighting for over one year to take control of the capital and to oust the GNA government.
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After taking the base, they paraded what they said was a captured Russian-made Pantsir air defence system mounted on a truck.
The fall of al-Watiya aribase showed confusion and a lack of coordination among LNA forces.
LNA pokesman Ahmed al-Mismari said the airbase had been abandoned as part of a long-planned strategic decision and that only old, obsolete equipment was left there.