LNA Claims Control of Ganfuda
Yesterday, the Libyan National Army (LNA) announced that it had seized full control of the besieged area of Ganfuda, in south-west Benghazi, from the coalition of jihadis that have controlled it since 2014. If confirmed, this will represent a significant gain for Haftar and his allies in eastern Libya and a blow to Islamist forces across the country. Reuters reports that:
“The liberation of Ganfouda is complete,” LNA spokesman Ahmed al-Mismari told Reuters. He added however that the army was yet to secure a separate area known as the “12 Blocks” which lies between Ganfouda and Bosnaib, another neighborhood recently taken by the LNA.
A spokesman for the LNA’s Zawiya Martyrs’ brigade, Wahid al-Zawi, said 62 captives had been freed from Ganfouda, as well as 30 families and 46 foreign worker