Libyan army recaptures airbase from Gaddafi loyalists

"Army forces faced stiff resistance from the militants, causing damage to some buildings and armors in the base," a source said.

Libyan army recaptures airbase from Gaddafi loyalists

World Bulletin / News Desk

 

Libyan army forces on Tuesday recaptured the Tamahid air force base in the southern city of Sabha from loyalists of former strongman Muammar Gaddafi, a military source told Anadolu Agency.

"Army forces faced stiff resistance from the militants, causing damage to some buildings and armors in the base," the source said.

There were no reports of casualties.

The Libyan army is yet to comment on the report.

Accommodating modern and sophisticated radars and military equipment, the Tamahid base is the largest in Libya and is home to the military command control room in Sabh.

The airbase was seized by Gaddafi loyalists from the Libyan army earlier this month for the second time.

Libyans have struggled to restore order to their country since Gaddafi's death in late 2011.

The transitional government and its security forces, meanwhile, have struggled to contain the armed militias that helped overthrow Gaddafi but which held onto their weapons after the 2011 uprising.

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