Forces loyal to Haftar clash in Sirte

Forces loyal to Haftar clash in Sirte

Rival Libyan armed groups loyal to east-based war lord Khalifa Haftar have clashed in the coastal city of Sirte, Anadolu news agency reports citing military sources.

The armed clash occurred Tuesday after forces from the Tariq bin Ziyad Brigade launched an attack on the main headquarters of Al-Kaniyat Brigade in Sirte, the military sources told the Turkish news agency.

Large quantities of weapons were transferred to the scene of the clashes, the sources added.

It is unclear what caused the clash and whether there have been any casualties.

Haftar is leading a self-called Libyan National Army, LNA, opposed to Tripoli-based Government of National Accord, GNA.

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