Only 2 days after LNA commander Haftar announced his "final" push to take Tripoli, intensified fighting has broken out over the past 24 hours between LNA and GNA forces south of the capital. This is almost 8 months after Haftar's offensive began to try to take Tripoli and end the ongoing civil conflict.
As part of the recent round of fighting, Haftar's forces called in reinforcements as fighting raged in the southern reaches of Tripoli and as the LNA forces took control of al-Tawghaar. GNA forces refuted this claim. An LNA spokesman said they shot down a Turkish drone backing GNA forces over the town of Ain Zara, in the southern suburbs of Tripoli. LNA forces also reportedly captured a GNA military camp. LNA forces also launched air strikes against an air base in Misrata, a GNA stronghold, targeting the warehouses that store the Turkish drones.