LNA Announces the Killing of Turkish-backed Militia Head Murad Al-Azizi

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The Military Information Division of the General Command of the Libyan National Army (LNA) has announced the killing of Murad Abu Hamoud Al-Azizi, a Turkish-backed Syrian mercenary leader, at the axis of the Airport Road in the capital, Tripoli.

Al-Azizi was the leader of the Sultan Murad Division, an armed opposition group in the Syrian Civil War, which is financially and militarily supported by Turkey which also provides it with artillery and aerial support.

The LNA confirmed that it had managed to eliminate Syrian mercenaries who were sent by Turkey in different parts of Libya, including in the electricity triangle in Wadi Al-Rabi, the Tripoli International Airport’s bridge, Al-Gas Street, and the Ramla Axis, south of Tripoli.

The LNA’s statement confirmed that its military units took advantage of several mechanisms and extended full control over the aforementioned areas. However, it added that clashes are still continuing in Alcazerma, after militia groups affiliated with the Government of National Accord (GNA) tried on Friday morning to advance toward the LNA’s observatories.

Heavy weapons clashes also erupted between the parties to the conflict in the axes of Ramleh, Ain Zara, Wadi Al-Rabi` and Al-Khalatat, south of Tripoli.

The fighting between the LNA forces and the GNA escalated on Thursday in several axes south of Tripoli, as the LNA’s defences managed to shoot down a Turkish suicide drone.