Haftar's forces gain control of new territory between Libya, Tunisia
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By Kaci Racelman, Catholic Online
12/16/2014 (4 years ago)
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Forces loyal to the retired general Khalifa Haftar have successfully conquered Rass Jedir in the borders between Libya and Tunisia. That battle raged in the early morning hours of Monday, December 15. Fajr Libya was won, but not definitely, as the other side asserts that the withdrawal was tactical.
Fajr Libya remains entrenched inside distant lands. This strategy aims at isolating the Tunisian Islamists, cutting contact between the Libyan and Tunisian Islamist militias.
ALGIERS, ALGERIA (Catholic Online) - Fajr Libya remains entrenched inside distant lands. This strategy aims at isolating the Tunisian Islamists, cutting contact between the Libyan and Tunisian Islamist militias. Even if the city of Tripoli is almost wholly controlled by Karama forces loyal to Haftar, other strategic areas remain under the power of Fajr Libya dependable on Ansar Charia.
"With the victory of Rass Jedir, Tunisian Islamists will face several difficulties to get in connection with their Libyan counterparts. It is a harbinger to the country's pacification," one local student says.
Forces loyal to the retired general Khalifa Haftar have successfully conquered Rass Jedir in the borders between Libya and Tunisia.
In the meantime, Libyan authorities have decided to conquer other regions in the country. After the breakthrough in the city of Benghazi, wherein Ansar Charia militias were defeated, the battle gained the capital. The operation was considered a serious step before the final victory.
However "never sell the skin of the bear before it is shot down." This saying is suitable to the Libyan situation as Islamists still retain heavy weapons and continue to recruit among Sahelian youths. The use of kamikaze operations constitutes one of the determining elements in the Jihad. Many in the densely populated areas where terrorists can be confused with the ordinary population.
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