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LNA Members Killed in Drone Strike Near Tripoli

LNA Members Killed in Drone Strike Near Tripoli

Saturday, 14 September, 2019 - 08:30
Libyan National Army (LNA) forces. Reuters file photo

Three members of the Libyan National Army (LNA), including two commanders, were killed late on Friday in a drone strike on Tarhuna city by the Government of National Accord (GNA), a military source said.

GNA's media office confirmed the strike and said "it targeted a control vehicle in Tarhuna."

Tarhuna, some 97.6 km southeast of Tripoli, is a hub allied to commander Khalifa Haftar's LNA.

LNA forces launched an offensive in early April to try take control of Tripoli from militias loyal to GNA leader Fayez al-Sarraj.

"Two commanders of LNA's ninth brigade and their assistant were killed in a drone strike," the military source told Reuters.

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