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Jun 12 2020

Battle of Sirte

Donate To view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video The Tripoli-based Government of National Accord (GNA) and Syrian militant groups with a direct support from Turkey are preparing for a new attempt to capture the port city of Sirte from the Libyan National Army (LNA). After the first failed attempt earlier this month, Turkish-backed factions have deployed additional reinforcements to the frontline west of the city. This included artillery pieces, battle tanks and a large number of pickups equipped with weapons. LNA warplanes conducted several strikes on GNA military columns …

Jun 8 2020

Egypt Sends Battle Tanks To Libyan Border As Haftar Forces Retreat Under Turkish Strikes

Donate To view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video The Turkish involvement in the Libyan conflict allowed the Government of National Accord (GNA) to turn the tide of the battle of Tripoli and even develop further success by expanding control over a notable chunk of northern Libya. After capturing Tripoli International Airport last week, GNA forces and Syrian militant groups with a direct support from the Turkish Armed Forces forced the Libyan National Army (LNA) led by Khalifa Haftar to retreat from a number of villages and towns including Tarhuna …

Jun 6 2020

Libya: GNA forces reached to Sirte! (Map Update)

In the past few hours, al-Washka, Buwayrat al-Hassoun, Area 30, Wadi Jarif, the Gulf Power Plant, al-Qabiba, etc. in the west of Sirte came under the control of GNA forces, and even GNA forces penetrated into the western neighborhoods of Sirte, but the Libyan National Army (LNA) forces within hours of the clash, managed to drive the GNA forces out of the western part of the city.Clashes are currently raging around the al-Qabiba area and the Gulf Power Plant between the two sides. Interactive map of Libya Click to see the full size map FORUM

Jun 6 2020

Libya: GNA launch a new operation to capture Sirte

The Government of National Accord (GNA) sources have claimed that residents and leaders of the Sirte city sent a letter on surrender of the city to GNA forces without clashes; however the claim has not been confirmed so far.The interesting point about this operation is existence of two bases of al-Ghardabiya in Sirte and al-Jufra in Wudan, that hosts Russian forces. Also, new Russian fighter jets have been settled in al-Jufra, and in the coming days we should see that LNA and Russia how will react to GNA operation in the area. FORUM

Jun 4 2020

Turkish-led Forces Capture Tripoli Airport And Advance Even Further

Donate To view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video On June 3, the Turkish-backed Government of National Accord (GNA) announced a military offensive to capture Tripoli Airport from the Libyan National Army (LNA) and push the LNA back from the southern suburbs of the city of Tripoli itself. GNA fighters and members of pro-Turkish Syrian militant groups supported by the Turkish military attacked the airport from the southern and western directions and in the evening of the same day took control of it. LNA forces showed very little resistance to …

Jun 4 2020

Breaking: GNA advance south of Tripoli

ISWNews Analysis Group: The Government of National Accord (GNA) captured Ain Zara and Wadi Rabi’ in southern Tripoli from the LNA. FORUM

Jun 4 2020

Breaking: GNA capture Tripoli airport

The Government of National Accord (GNA) have captured the Tripoli airport from the Libyan National Army (LNA) forces. FORUM

Jun 2 2020

Latest Updates on Libya, 2 June 2020 (Map Update)

1. Tripoli:– GNA forces claimed to control Ramlah area in south of Tripoli.– GNA forces advanced in Khallat axis until Bin Aoun triangle.– LNA artillery struck Mitiga airport and Soq al-Juma.– GNA forces launched new wave of attacks on Tripoli airport from the north and west. 2. Gharyan:LNA warplanes struck GNA positions in Gharyan. It is said LNA operation in this axis will continue until occupying Gharyan.– Due to LNA air strikes to Gharyan, three people died.– GNA drones struck LNA positions in Asabeah. GNA spokesperson reported of targeting seven military vehicles and 12 soldiers of LNA in the Asabeah …

Jun 2 2020

Battle For Tripoli Airport 2.0

Donate To view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video A new round of intense fighting has broken out between the Libyan National Army (LNA) and Turkish-backed forces near Tripoli. During the past few days, fighters from the Government of National Accord (GNA) and Syrian militants supported by the Turkish military carried out several attacks on Tripoli’s Airport attempting to capture it from the LNA. At one point, Turkish-led forces even entered the territory of the airport but failed to secure their gains and were forced to retreat. The key facility …

May 27 2020

Russian Warplanes In Libya

Donate To view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video The US has finally discovered whom to blame for the ongoing escalation of the conflict in Libya. On May 26, the US African Command (AFRICOM) claimed that Russia had deployed warplanes to Libya to support the Libyan National Army of Field Marshal Khalifa Haftar. It said that Russia is expanding its “military footprint in Africa using government-supported mercenary groups like Wagner”. According to the US military, “If Russia seizes basing on Libya’s coast, the next logical step is they deploy permanent …

May 25 2020

Latest Updates on Libya, 25 May 2020

1. Bani Walid:– GNA claimed Russian Wagner forces left south of Tripoli battle with seven flights from Bani Walid to east of Libya. The number was said to be 1,600.– A Wing Loong drone of LNA was shot down by GNA near Bani Walid. (image) 2. LNA forces gathered in towns Mazdah and Shaqiqa to prepare to attack Gharyan and reclaiming Asabeah. 3. Misrata:According to LNA media, Turkish airplanes brought 301 Syrian militants to Misrata airport. 4. Marzuq:ISIS terrorists attacked LNA station in Taraghin. 5. Tripoli:– GNA reclaimed Abyar street from LNA.– GNA attack to south of Yarnuk base in …

May 25 2020

Turkey Dives Into Libyan Conflict

Donate To view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video The Tripoli-based Government of National Accord (GNA) and Syrian militants supported by the Turkish military have achieved more gains in their battle against the Libyan National Army (LNA) led by Field Marshal Khalifa Haftar. GNA forces have captured the areas of Asabiah and Mazdah from the LNA and besieged the town of Tarhuna. On May 23, pro-Turkish sources even claimed that alleged Russian private military contractors operating on the side of the LNA were withdrawn from Tarhuna to Bani Walid and …

May 23 2020

Latest Updates on Libya; 23 May 2020 (Map Update)

1. Tripoli:– The GNA took completely the regions of al-Ramla, Khala al-Farjan, Salah al-Din and also Takbali, Hamza and Yarmuk bases control, after withdrawal of the LNA forces from the southern fronts of Tripoli.– The LNA artillery bombed the Ain Zarah axis. 2. Sirte:The GNA drones targeted the LNA positions in the al-Washaka area. 3. Gharyan:– The GNA took the al-Asabeah city under control, after clashes with the LNA. Now, the GNA have focused their attacks on al-Shaqiqah.– The LNA warplanes have carried out 5 airstrikes on Gharyan. 4. Tarhuna:The LNA succeeded to shot down an Anka drone (Turkish-made) in …

May 22 2020

Have Russians started supporting Libyan National Army directly?

In the picture a Mikoyan MiG-29 can be seen in al-Jufrah airbase located 230 km south of Sirte controlled by LNA. These fighters can be delivered to Libya in three ways:1. Russia sold it to LNA or is sent to support LNA2. These jets belong to Egypt and UAE has helped shipping them to Libya in order to support LNA3 Syrian government have provided them Fathi Bashagha the interior minister of Government of National Accord (GNA) said earlier that Russia have sent eight Mig 29 and Sukhoi fighters to eastern Libya. Latest Updates on Libya, 21 May 2020 FORUM

May 21 2020

Turkish Drones Destroyed At Least 9 Pantsir Systems Of Libyan Army In Last Few Days

Donate To view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video Over the past days, forces of the Government of National Accord (GNA) and Syrian militants supported by the Turkish military continued developing momentum against the Libyan National Army (LNA) in northern Libya. After capturing the Watiya Air Base from the LNA, the Turkish-led forces established control over all the areas surrounding it and deployed to within striking distance of Awlad Badr, an important LNA strong point south of Zawiya. At the same time, they attacked the town of At Talaiyah aiming …

May 21 2020

Latest Updates on Libya, 20 May 2020 (Map Update)

1. Tripoli:– GNA artillery targeted LNA positions and warehouse in Qasr ibn Ghashir area.– Some sources close to GNA claimed to capture Hamza base and arrest 11 of LNA forces.– LNA artillery targeted Qare Bullali area, east of Tripoli. 2. Nalut:– Badr and Tiji towns was claimed by GNA.– Two LNA military vehicles were destroyed in the Tiji area by the GNA drones. 3. Jabal Gharbi:GNA warplanes struck a tanker of LNA in Shuwairif area, southwest of the province. 4. Colonel Qonunu, spokesperson of the GNA forces:“Our drones bombed enemy in Tarhunah five times, which destroyed a UAE AfV, a …

May 20 2020

Video: LNA Pantsir-S1 destroyed by the GNA

The video above shows the destruction of a Russian-made Pantsir-S1 defense system belonging to the Libyan National Army in the Tarhunah. According to GNA sources, this is the sixth LNA Pantsir-S1 system to be destroyed by the drone strikes. FORUM

May 19 2020

Turkish ‘Neo-Ottoman’ Project Shifts Focus From Syria To Libya

Donate To view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video This week, massive Turkish military support has finally allowed the Government of National Accord to achieve some breakthrough in the battle against the Libyan National Army (LNA). On May 18, GNA forces and members of Turkish-backed militant groups from Syria supported by Turkish special forces and unmanned combat aerial vehicles captured the Watiya Air Base in the northwestern part of the country. LNA troops urgently retreated from it after several days of clashes in the nearby area. They left behind a …

May 18 2020

Latest Updates on Libya, 18 May 2020 (Map Update)

1. Government of National Accord (GNA) operation in northwest of Libya:– GNA military officials: Haftar forces (LNA), withdrew from the al-Watiyah after our heavy bombardment.– During the al-Watiyah bombardment, several military vehicles were destroyed and 7 LNA forces were killed.– A LNA drone was shot down by GNA in the suburb of al-Aqrabiyah, north of al-Watiyah. 2. Sirte:GNA warplanes bombed and destroyed the LNA Pantsir-S1 defense system in the al-Rawagha road in the south of Sirte. 3. NATO secretary general, Jens Stoltenberg:– The GNA is the Libyan legitimate government and we don’t cooperate with other government.– The military solution, is …

May 18 2020

Video: Footages from inside the Watiyah airbase, northwest of Libya

Also the clips shows the Pantsir-S1 system in a shelter in the al-Watiyah airbase that pro-GNA media have claimed it was destroyed yesterday by the Bayraktar TB2 drone, and it seems they were wrong about it. Breaking: GNA capture the al-Watiyah airbase FORUM

May 18 2020

Breaking: GNA capture the al-Watiyah airbase

Al-Watiyah airbase is the last military point of the LNA forces in this part of the country and the GNA operation to seize the area has been going on since May 5. FORUM

May 16 2020

Libya: GNA Drone Attack on al-Watiyah Airbase

According to the footage released by the GNA media, a Turkish-made drone “Bayraktar TB2” have targeted and destroyed a Pantsir-S1 system which was deployed in the airbase earlier today. Al-Watiyah is a large airbase in the northwest of Libya’s Yafren province, 140 km from Tripoli, with a capacity (estimated) of 7,000 to 10,000 troops.Al-Watiya plays an important role in controlling northwestern areas of Libya, and the GNA forces, backed by Turkey, have been conducting operations since May 5 to seize this important airbase. FORUM

May 15 2020

Latest Updates on Libya, 15 May 2020

1. Tripoli:– During LNA airstrikes on Mitiga airport depots, the city council election ballot boxes were destroyed. The election committee postponed date of this election. (image)– During the LNA artillery attacks on al-Zawiah hospital and its suburb residential regions, 14 people were wounded.– The LNA artillery bombed the al-Farnaj region.– The GNA artillery bombed the Yarmuk base. 2. Sirte:– The GNA artillery bombed the LNA positions in the al-Washka.– The GNA artillary bombed the LNA positions and gatherings in the coastal road. During these bombardments, a military vehicle was destroyed and several LNA members were killed and wounded. 3. Jabal …

May 14 2020

Video: Arial footage of GNA drone attacks on LNA

What can be seen in this video and past videos of the GNA’s drone bombings is that most of the bombings, carried out by the Turkish Bayraktar TB2 drone, are against military vehicles and tankers carrying fuel of the LNA, which means that GNA commanders consideres the two components of “man power” and “fuel” as weaknesses of General Haftar’s forces and are targeting them constantly. On the other hand, the LNA supporters also suspended oil fields in Libya since January 20, 2020, in order to cut off oil exports to Europe and reduce the GNA’s revenue. FORUM

May 11 2020

Latest Updates on Libya, 10 May 2020 (Map Update)

1. Tripoli: – Clashes between the Government of National Accord (GNA) forces and the Libyan National Army (LNA) continue in Salah ad-Din, Ain Zarah area.– Clashes between the GNA and the LNA were reported near the al-Hamzah base. 2. The casualties of LNA rocket attacks on the Mitiga International Airport:– 3 were killed and 12 injured.– During this rocket attack, the fuel depot at Mitiga Airport and two planes and the airport terminal building was targeted. 3. Yefren:– The GNA UAVs struck the al-Watiyah airbase 9 times in the recent days.– During the GNA strikes on the al-Watiyah airbase, 5 …

May 7 2020

Latest Updates on Libya; 7 May 2020

1. Misrata:According to the field source, the LNA has sent a large military convoy from the Ajdabia city to the Sirte with air covering of several Mirage fighter jets. There is possibility of doing an operation by the LNA to seizing the Misrata. 2. GNA sources claimed that 1,200 of Russian Wagner forces are fighting in Libya, in support of the LNA. 3. The LNA drones bombed the airport runway and the GNA weapon depot in the Zawarah city. 4. Tripoli:Clashes between the GNA and the LNA continue in the Abu-Saleem axis.During LNA bombardments in this axis, 6 people killed …

May 6 2020

Latest Updates on Libya, 6 May 2020

1. Tripoli:– Artillery attacks on al-Hazbah area by the LNA. 2 people were killed in the attacks.– During the LNA airstrike on Tajoura, 3 people were killed and 19 ones wounded. 2. Misrata:– The LNA heavy missile attack on GNA weapon depots in the suburb of Misrata airport. 3. Yafren area:– GNA warplanes and drones struck the LNA positions in the al-Watiah airbase 24 times.– During GNA drone attack on al-Zawaghidah area, 7 of LNA forces were killed.– During the clashes in the suburb of al-Watiah, 23 of GNA forces have been killed.– Pro-LNA sources claimed that LNA have shot …

May 2 2020

Latest Updates on Libya, 2 May 2020 front lines

1. Tripoli:– GNA claimed to occupy parts of Mashrou axis and Khalatat street.– GNA artillery pounded Yarmuk base.– LNA bombed Zanata area by Grad rockets. Two killed one injured. 2. Jabal al-Gharbi:GNA drone attack to a fuel truck in Qariyah Sharqiya area, 75km south of Mazdah. 3. GNA warbirds raided LNA positions in Watiyah airbase five times. 4. LNA drones attacked GNA forces in south of Surman. FORUM

Apr 29 2020

Latest Updates on Libya, 29 April 2020

1. Tripoli:– The artillery of Government of National Accord (GNA) forces have bombarded the region of Qasr Bin Ghashir.– Clashes between the GNA and the LNA forces in Al-Mashrou (south of Tripoli). 2. The GNA drones have bombarded 5 time the positions of the Libyan National Army (LNA) in the al-Watia base, located in northwest of Libya. 3. Tarhunah:The LNA artillery have fired more than 50 Grad Rockets against the city of Maslata. 4. General Khalifa Haftar (The Libyan National Army commander) along with abolishing the al-Sakhirat political agreement, have announced his authority on Libya as the “will of the …

Apr 26 2020

LNA heavy rocket attack to Mitiga airport

Mitiga airport and airbase is the only aerial gate of GNA to foreign countries including Turkey, since Tripoli airport was closed.LNA considers the airport base for flying Turkish aggressive drones and has attacked it severely so far. FORUM

Apr 25 2020

Latest Updates on Libya, 25 April 2020

1. The GNA warplanes and drones bombed the LNA positions in al-Watiyah airbase in the northwest of Libya 4 times. It’s said that in these attacks 14 LNA forces killed and 7 military vehicles destroyed. 2. Tripoli:– In the bombardment of north of Ain Zarah region by the LNA artillery, 4 Nigerian national were wounded.– The GNA artillery bombed the regions in south of Ain Zarah and Qasr ibn Ghashir.– Pro-GNA sources claimed the dispatching of Sudanese forces to Tripoli fronts for supporting from LNA forces.– Clashes between GNA and LNA were reported in the Abu Saleem axis. 3. Bani …

Apr 23 2020

Map: Latest Updates on Libya, 23 April 2020

1. Government of National Accord (GNA) accused the LNA Russian advisers to providing and doing chemical attacks in Libya. 2. Tripoli:– The Libyan National Army (LNA) artillery bombed the Mitiga airport with more than 20 rockets.– Clashes between the GNA and the LNA were reported in Qara Boulali.– Clashes between the GNA and the LNA were reported in the al-Mashroo axis in the south of Tripoli. The pro-GNA sources have claimed the advancing to suburb of al-Hamza base and destroying LNA several armored and military vehicles. 3. The LNA shot down a GNA drone in the sky of Khalat al-Farjan. …

Apr 22 2020

Video: GNA’s airstrikes against the Libyan National Army

The coastal cities of Surman and Sabratha was taken from the LNA by the GNA forces during the clashes between them in April 13. Once again the ground path from Tripoli with Tunisia’s border is open. FORUM

Apr 20 2020

Map: Latest Updates on Libya, 20 April 2020

1. Sirte:– The Government of National Accord (GNA) shot down a Libyan National Army (LNA) Wing Long drone (Chinese drone) in the west of Sirte in the al-Washkah region. But LNA sources have announced that this drone is belonging to Turkey and its type is TAi Anka.– The GNA artillery bombed the LNA positions in the al-Washkah region and Sirte city. 2. Tripoli:– The GNA and Tunisian governments agreed on reopening the Safaqas-Tripoli sea lane in the coming months.– The GNA artillery bombed the LNA weapon depots in the Qasr ibn Ghashir.– Due to bombardment of the southern parts of …

Apr 20 2020

Map: Latest Updates on Tripoli Fronts, 20 April 2020

The Government of National Accord (GNA) forces have attacked on Libyan National Army (LNA) positions in the axis of Mislatah (east of Tarhunah), Qara Boulali (north of Tarhunah) and al-Tuwaisha (south of Suwani) and al-Arban. The pro-GNA sources have claimed that have controled the Souq al-Jumah, have advanced to the Ain Al Shararah region in the northern suburb of Tarhunah city, and also have captured hundred of LNA forces.But so far, have not been released any credible documents for this news, and only the Souq al-Jumah region in the north of Tarhunah and the eastern parts of al-Tuwaisha have been …

Apr 16 2020

Elimination of a LNA transport aircraft by the GNA

In this report, according to the satellite photos the airplane was a Antonov An-32 which is used for military transportation. According to Libyan sources, the army back in the time of Gaddafi only bought one of these airplanes. FORUM

Apr 13 2020

Libya: GNA captures Surman

Clashes are currently raging on the southern front of Surman, as well as on the western and eastern fronts of the city of Sabratah. Surman is a Libyan coastal city located 60 km west of Tripoli. The city was captured by the Libyan National Army in April last year and is now back under the GNA control. FORUM

Apr 2 2020

Libya: GNA warplane shot down

ISWNews Analysis Group: The Libyan National Army shot down an Aero L-39 Albatros fighter jet of the GNA in the skies of al-Washaka, west of Sirte. FORUM

Apr 1 2020

Latest updates on Libya, 1 April 2020

1. Sirte and Misrata: – A Turkish army drone “Bayraktar” was shot down over southeast of Misrata. It is said to be Turkey’s eighth drone to be shot down by LNA. – LNA and GNA engagement in Abu Qarin. – GNA drone bombed LNA positions in Washka, west of Sirte. 2. GNA drone attacked LNA positions in Watiya airport. 3. GNA forces shot down LNA drone in Ujaylat. 4. Tripoli: – GNA and LNA engagement in Qasr ibn Ghashir, south of Tripoli. – GNA artillery bombed LNA and Russian counsellors (WAGNER) in Khalatat and Saladin. – GNA and LNA forces …

Mar 29 2020

Latest updates on Libya, 29 March 2020

1. Tripoli: – Government of National Accord (GNA) artillery targeted areas Qasr ibn Ghashir. – Government of National Accord (GNA) claim to control al-Amaem al-Sadra area completely and 80% of Tuwaisha area in this recent operation in Tripoli. 2. GNA drones bombed LNA positions in Washka area, west of Sirte. Photos show the engagement. 3. Libyan National Army (LNA) media claim to shoot down a Turkish army drone over al-Jufrah. 4. GNA forces claim to arrest 27 forces of LNA in Watiyah base. The airbase is under control by LNA and GNA claim to occupy it is not true. FORUM

Mar 26 2020

Libya: GNA launch a new operation with support of Turkey

A statement by the GNA said the operation was launched in response to LNA attacks on the residential areas and ceasefire violation in Libya. The pro-GNA media also claimed that GNA forces have seized al-Watiya airport (southwest of Tripoli province and south of Zuwwara) and captured several Libyan National Army (LNA) forces on the first day of operation. In recent days, LNA forces commanded by General Haftar have carried out several attacks on Ain Zara prison, Mitiga Airport, and other areas in southern Tripoli, killing and wounding a number of GNA forces and their foreign supporters, as well as civilians. …

Feb 29 2020

Shooting down Turkish drone by LNA

The drone belonged to Turkish army and left to GNA forces part of Turkey’s supportive helps. LNA claimed that Turkish army planned to perform a suicide attack against their position using six drones taking off from Mitiga airport, that one of them was shot down and the operation aborted. FORUM

Feb 19 2020

GNA canceled the participation in the Libyan negotiations

Following the attacks and ceasefire violation by LNA in Tripoli, GNA finally canceled its participation in the military negotiations of 5+5 that had been held for setting ceasefire with supporting of UN. Also, GNA demanded international pressure on LNA.Due to the attacks of LNA artillery on Tripoli port, a ship was burned and 3 civilians killed and 5 other hurt. The LNA sources claim this ship belonged to Turkey and contained military equipment and weapons, and LNA artillery has targeted the cargo. Also today a drone of GNA forces, was shot down by LNA in the south of Tripoli.