Eastern commander Haftar's forces attack checkpoint of rival government
( December 29) The Third Force of Misrata loyal to the UN-supported Government of National Accord(GNA) reports it has maintained control of the Gwirat Al-Maal checkpoint that is on the main road north from the southern city of Sebha.
|An earlier report by the Libyan National Army(LNA) under the command of Field Marshal Khalifa Haftar had claimed that the army had cut the road. The move was thought to be part of a plan to advance on the Tamenhint airbase near Sebha that is still controlled by Misrata forces. The LNA spokesperson's statement said that the checkpoint was under fire by fighters and tanks.|