LIBYAPROSPECT – Tripoli
The forces of the Presidential Council (PC) of the Government of National Accord (GNA) under the leadership of the commander of the western region of Libya, Osama Juaily, is fighting to inter Wershiffana area, west of Tripoli.
A source from Tripoli told LIBYAPROSPECT that Juaily’s forces controlled, on Sunday, the area of Al-Kassarat and the Gate of Al-Hawiat around Wershiffana.
Juaily who was appointed by the PC led his forces, Wednesday night, to shell military sites in Al-Azizia area, south-east Tripoli, using artillery.
On the other side, some battalions from Wershiffana is trying to stop the PC forces from advancing to the western military area.
Observers from the area said that controlling Wershiffana area is significant for the security and stability because the area had been witnessing some illegal armed groups as well as the followers of the Dignity Operation that led by General Khalifa Haftar.
It is worth mentioning that the head of the PC, Fayez Al-Sarraj, is trying to gain control on the western side of Tripoli to gain more secured areas.
On the other hand, sources from Juaily’s forces said that the attack on the area wasn’t a tribal fighting as the other side tries to announce. He added that the troops are legal army affiliated with the PC.