Libya’s UN-backed Government of National Accord (GNA) on Saturday said its forces captured 102 fighters and seized heavy military equipment, advancing against forces loyal to the warlord Khalifa Haftar.

On Saturday morning, forces of the Tripoli-based GNA launched a military operation to re-capture Tarhuna, a town of strategic value for Haftar and his last major stronghold in the area surrounding Tripoli.

Several sources said the government forces achieved rapid victories around Tarhuna.

The media office of the GNA-led Burkan Al-Ghadab (Volcano of Rage) Operation said on Facebook that the government forces captured 102 Haftar-affiliated fighters as of 4.30

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