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LNA Shells Headquarters of GNA's Ministry of Interior

LNA Shells Headquarters of GNA's Ministry of Interior

Friday, 1 November, 2019 - 09:30
A view of the old A view of the old quarter of Sanaa, Yemen November 14, 2018. REUTERS/Mohamed al-Sayaghi/File Photo

The Libyan National Army (LNA), led by Marshal Khalifa Haftar, announced that it hit military targets in Tripoli and Misrata, which belongs to the Government of National Accord (GNA) forces.

In a remarkable development, the Interior Ministry of the GNA announced Thursday that one of its affiliated buildings at airport road was targeted by an aerial offensive. The shelling resulted in enormous damage for the residential towns, while some of the ministry staff and civilians were wounded.

In a statement, the ministry considered that shelling its civil headquarters is an endeavor to halt its efforts in the security field and in establishing stability. It is also an attempt to spread chaos and terrorism.

The ministry reiterated its will to combat terrorism and crime as well as to protect citizens and state institutions.

This coincides with a reliable source from the premiership reporting that the Presidential Council asked its staff to evacuate the headquarters after news circulated that an attack against the council’s headquarters will take place.

Meanwhile, LNA launched Thursday raids against sites of Fayez al-Sarraj loyal-forces. LNA's Military Information Division revealed in a statement that this aerial campaign resulted in targeting sites and destroying them fully.

The division urged the capital residents to stay away from sites, warehouses of ammunition and camps affiliated with the militia of the Popular Mobilization Forces.

Moreover, the division announced that a man from Benghazi was arrested due to a video provoking against the army forces. After investigations, the Tariq bin Ziyad Brigade units headed to arrest him.

LNA's Karama operations media center warned parents of high school students in Tripoli of attempts by the militias to recruit their sons through alluring them with an amount of YDD 500 per day.

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