By Ali Salem.
Tripoli, 9 December 2014:
The Libyan National Army (LNA) says its forces this afternoon entered Ajilat, 70 kilometres west of . . .[restrict]Tripoli and some 12 kilometres southwest of Sabratha, and now control the entire town.
Sources in Ajilat have confirmed to the Libya Herald that the army is in full possession of town and is manning checkpoints in the northern part towards the strategic coast road, which is seen as its next target
The development was not unexpected. Much of Ajilat was already pro-Zintan and pro-HoR.
Yesterday the LNA claimed to have taken Sorman, east of Ajilat, in its attemt to to move towards Zawia. There are also unconfirmed reports from Zuwara this evening that in the bid to take Ras Jedir on the Tunisian border, LNA forces are also approaching the Mellitah oil and gas complex east of Zuwara. It is also being reported this evening that two Misratan fighters were killed in fighting near Ras Jedir.
Separately this evening the LNA announced that its aircraft had today hit Libya Dawn targets in south of Zawia and in the Abu Khammash area near Zuwara.
Meanwhile there are growing claims that Sabratha military commander Omar Mukhtar Madhuni who was killed yesterday south of his hometown, was assassinated and not killed in military clashes in the area. [/restrict]