LNA's forces push toward Libyan capital city's centre
A Libyan official and residents say heavy clashes are slowly nearing the centre of Libya's capital, Tripoli, as Libyan National Army (LNA) forces loyal to the military commander Khalifa Haftar battle the array of militias and militant groups backing the Tripoli-based government of Fayiz Sarraj.
The Libyan National Army launched an offensive last month to take control of Tripoli after seizing control of most of the east and south.
Saraj al-Majbri, an aid to the LNA's chief of staff, said Monday its forces had made gains in the area of Salah al-Deen, a few kilometres from the city centre.
Two residents said heavy fighting was taking place along a strategic road linking the capital with its international airport, which has not been functional since 2014.