TRIPOLI, Libya

The sound of heavy artillery ranged in southern Tripoli on Wednesday amid an offensive by eastern Libyan forces on the capital.   

A local source said mortar shells struck Salahuddin neighborhood in southern Tripoli, causing material damage.

No injuries were reported.   

The artillery shelling came shortly after forces aligned with East Libya-based commander Khalifa Haftar fired a barrage of rockets on residential areas in Tripoli, according to the Tripoli-based Government of National Accord (GNA).  

Meanwhile, GNA forces said they had destroyed a Haftar’s vehicle loaded with ammunition in Yarmouk district, south of Tripoli.  

In April, Haftar’s forces

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