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Tripoli, Dec 16 (Canadian-Media): An announcement was made on Monday regarding the eastern-based army of Libya's launch of airstrikes on location in Misurata city, some 200 km east of the capital Tripoli, and destroying locations storing military equipment belonging to the UN-backed government forces, media reports said.
Airstrikes in Tripoli. Image credit: Wikipedia
On saturday itself the announcement was made by the eastern-based army that an airstrike on the Misurata air base and destroying sites used to store Turkish-made drones would be launched with a warning not to used the city's ships and airplanes against transporting Turkish military equipment.
On Sunday, Misurata declared in a statement regarding mobilization of forces to counter intensified strikes of the eastern-based army on the city confirming the establishment of an emergency chamber in the city to confront the eastern-based army.
''We declare mobilization in the city and place all Misurata's capabilities under the command of the state for the final battle in order to eliminate tyranny...call upon the Presidential Council of the Government of National Accord to fully exploit those opportunities and use all the public possibilities in the final battle," the statement said.
During the eastern-based army campaign in and around Tripoli since early April, trying to take over the city and topple the UN-backed government, thousands have been killed and injured in the fighting, and more than 120,000 people fled their homes from the violence.
Khalifa Haftar, commander of the eastern-based army had declared on Thursday the launch of the final stage of the military campaign in and around the Tripoli, ordering his troops to further advance into the city .