Libyan government forces capture key town from warlord

Strategically significant victory in Gharyan puts pressure on General Haftars backers Egypt and UAE Forces loyal to Libyas UN-recognised Government of National Accord say they have captured a strategic town from General Khalifa Haftar, the warlord mounting a deadly siege of the capital, Tripoli. GNA forces were shown on social media celebrating in Gharyan, a town 50 miles south of Tripoli that served as a supply line for Haftar. The GNAs air force chased convoys of soldiers from Haftars Libyan National Army (LNA) leaving the city, and inflicted further casualties. Although frontlines have swung back and forth in Libya, Haftars forces appeared to acknowledge a reverse, reacting angrily and claiming a counter-attack was already under way. The LNA reverse, if …