Government forces of the National Accord (GNA) made progress Wednesday in the south of the Libyan capital Tripoli and came close to besieging retired Major General Khalifa Hifter. Information about French troops supporting Hifter's forces was revealed in Tripoli and Misrata.
After days of cautious calm, Al-Jazeera correspondent confirmed that Al-Wefaq forces took control after violent confrontations in the area of Al-Sabaia (south of Tripoli); Hifter forces holed up inside Tripoli International Airport.
As a result of the battles today killed seven members of the government of reconciliation and eight of the forces of Hifter, including a leader, according to the correspondent of the island.
This came after the spokesman for the operation "volcano of anger" of the Government of Accord Mustafa Almjai that what happened to the forces of Hifter in the region "complete collapse", promising information about the "prisoners" of Hifter's forces caught in their grip.
He also stressed the calm conditions in the axes of the spring valley, and appointed Zara, and Khalat Furjan. He pointed to skirmishes occurred today south of Gharyan after an attempt by Hifter's forces, which was dealt with by the Wefaq forces, he said.
He added that "the military reinforcements arrive every day, and we are preparing for the great battle, and what happened in Al-Sobeia today first signs."
In contrast, Hifter's forces announced control of the sister gate (south of Gharyan) today.
Meanwhile, the UN envoy to Libya Ghassan Salameh, during a press conference in Malta, reiterated the need to return to negotiations, stressing that the United Nations "approaching a return to the processes of resolving the Libyan crises."
Sources of the island revealed that the French forces to establish a control station in the oil port of Sidra in order to support Hifter forces in their drone attacks to bomb the city of Misrata.
The sources added that other French forces are working in the operating room of the forces of Hifter in al-Jufra (central Libya) to oversee the Tripoli attack.
This comes after the disclosure of information from security sources about the presence of 45 members of the company, "Blackwater" in the headquarters of the forces of Hifter forces in the area of Rjma in Benghazi and under the supervision of the UAE.