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Wednesday, May 18, 2022

Libyan Army Prepares For Large-Scale Operations against IS in South

Well informed sources told Sky News Arabia that the Libyan National Army (LNA) sent military reinforcements to carry out large-scale operations against the Islamic State (IS) in southern Libya. This ocurred after the terrorist organization released pictures of its members present in southern Libya last week.

The sources suggested that the LNA would make “decisive” moves in the near future to neutralize the threat of IS.

Meanwhile, a delegation of LNA leaders toured the army’s sites in the South of the country, to “raise the morale of the forces, ensure the readiness to resume the planned plans to purify the South of terrorist elements.”

The Military Information Division in a statement on Saturday said that the delegation included members of the 5+5 Joint Military Commission (JMC), comprised of army officers led by Chief of General Staff Lieutenant-General Abdel Razek Al-Nazori.

Since June, the Libyan army launched raids against IS, after the terrorist organization attacked a police patrol in the city of Sabha in the southern region.

According to sources, the task is “not easy” due to the vast desert area in the South, in which extremist elements can move and hide.

However, the sources explained that the army was able to besiege them by cutting their supply lines. This occurred especially in the areas where smugglers are active, such as Remal of Zallaf, which the army declared as a military zone in early July.

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