The legitimate government of Libya, which was recognized by the UN on April 12, took control of Abu Grein, Gaddafiye and Zamzam valleys in the attack launched against the putschist Hafter forces.
Colonel Mohamed Kanono, the National Spokesman for the GNA Army, announced that 2 Chinese-made Wing Long II UCAVs belonging to Hafter’s forces along with a Mi-35 helicopter were shot down on April 12 in the Misrata / Abu Grein region. All three crew members of the Mi-35 were killed.
On April 13, the GNA forces completely took control of the city of Surman and seized a large number of weapons and ammunition from Hafter elements.
After taking Surman the GNA also took control of Sabratha. Libyan Army Spokesperson Colonel Muhammed Kanno: “We have taken control of Surman and Sabratha. Operation Peace Storm is progressing successfully.”
Weapon systems seized by Turkish-backed GNA forces from the putschist Hafter forces: