Friday, September 24, 2021

LNA military operation targets criminal groups in Fezzan, says official

LNA military operation targets criminal groups in Fezzan, says official

A military operation carried out by the Libyan National Army (LNA) forces led to eliminating dozens of mercenary groups elements who are engaged in criminal activities in the Southwestern region (Fezzan), according to LNA Moral Guidance Department.

The groups’ vehicles were destroyed in a major operation aimed at eliminating mercenaries in these areas and completing securing the South, controlling the borders of the country and purifying it from the criminals who took advantage of the country’s security situation during the past period, said the Department’s Head, Khaled al-Mahjoub.

The operation was carried out by various military units, including this striking force, backed by LNA Air Force, al-Mahjoub added.

These operations will continue until the mercenaries and terrorist groups, that fled after the strikes they received, are eliminated, he pointed out.

The groups are still working to take advantage of the border in cooperation with other terrorist groups operating in the area bordering the Sahel-Saharan countries, according to al-Mahjoub.

A member of the armed forces was killed during the operation, he said.