Karama Operation: Withdrawal from the Al-Watiya base was tactical, part of the military plan

Alwasat - Cairo Tue 19 May 2020, 04:18 AM
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The media center of the Karama (Dignity) Operations Room announced the implementation of a "tactical withdrawal" of about 1500 Libyan National Army (LNA) soldiers from Al-Watiya Air Force Base southwest of the capital, Tripoli, a part of a "military plan", stressing that the withdrawal process took place "without losses."

The media center added in a statement that the withdrawal process also included moving "a thousand vehicles, armored vehicles, a mobile operating room and military equipment," as well as "the withdrawal of all aircraft, air defense systems, a field hospital, all medical teams and ambulances."

The media center of the Karama Operations Room added that GNA forces "only found a damaged air defense system and a scrapped plane from the 1980s" and were unable to capture any personnel.

The end of the statement played down the importance of the Al-Watiya air base, saying that it "is not of military importance at the present time, but it is a very important moral achievement for the militias", in reference to the forces affiliated with the GNA.

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