Majority of Libya now under national army control, says Haftar

Libyan General Khalifa Haftar speaking during his meeting with the Tunisian president on September 18, 2017 in Tunisia. (AFP)

The Libyan army is now in control over most parts of the country said Field Marshal Khalifa Haftar.

Only a few areas remain outside of their control, he added.

During a meeting with officers and soldiers from the Libyan army in Benghazi, Haftar said: “The size of Libya is 1,760,000 km. The army is currently in control of 1,730,000 km, there’s only a little left.”

Haftar also said that the army is now in control of the area west of Tripoli from Zuwarah al-Mushrifah, to Tunisia’s border and extending to Libya’s Zawiya, located 30 km west of the capital.

Haftar said that “during the next few days, Zawiya will also be under [the army's] control.”

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