By Saber Ayyub.
Tripoli, 1 May 2015:
Clashes took place this evening in an area called Abu Sera between Zawia and the Warshfana . . .[restrict]area between forces linked to the Libyan National Army (LNA) and those of Libya Dawn.
There are also unconfirmed reports that LNA support forces (Zintanis and Warshefanis) are gathering east of Zawia to blockade it from that direction, as well as from the south. Eyewitness have told the Libya Herald that they have seen LNA forces at Sayed (west of Janzour) with no resistance being offered from Libya Dawn. As for the 27 Bridge, witness said the highway is still open.
There is a growing nervousness in Zawia at the Warshefana advance with locals accusing Misrata of having abandoned them. Most of the accusations are targeted at Misrata’s Halboos Brigade which agreed a truce with the Warshefana and pulled out its fighters from the area. In particular they accuse Fathi Bashagha and Ali Dabeba, leaders of the brigade.
Bashagha also leads the Misratan delegation to the UNSMIL brokered Dialogue process.
Meanwhile today, it was reported that yet another Dawn attempt to seize Wattiya Airbase had been repulsed by LNA support forces. [/restrict]