they had moved towards the western part of the country.
A video released by the LNA media office showed a convoy of armoured vehicles and pick-up trucks mounted with heavy guns on the road.
"In fulfilment of his [Haftar's] orders, several military units moved to the western region to purge the remaining terrorist groups located in their last hideouts," the LNA said in a statement with the video.
The statement gave no details, but the area appears to be the coastal road linking the eastern city of Benghazi, the LNA's main base, with Tripoli in western Libya.
A warplane attacked Tripoli’s only functioning airport on Monday as eastern forces advancing on the Libyan capital disregarded international appeals for a truce in the latest of a cycle of warfare since Muammar Gaddafi’s fall in 2011
Witnesses said on Monday afternoon the LNA had lost control of the old airport and withdrawn from positions on the airport road. Forces allied to the Tripoli administration were seen inside the airport, while clashes with the eastern forces were raging south of the airport, a Reuters reporter at the scene and residents said.
On Sunday evening, LNA forces had moved up from the airport, coming as close as 11 km (7 miles) from the city center before retreating, residents said.
Libya: Tripoli government declares military alert
Libya's internationally recognised government in Tripoli has declared a military alert after eastern forces loyal to powerful General Khalifa Haftar, said
Pretty ironic if power in Libya ends up being centralized by a military officer strongman again..Report of clash comes as Tripoli gov't declares alert after Haftar forces say ready to cleanse 'west from terrorists'.www.aljazeera.com
Well I say ironic, but in fact for the West the campaign in Libya was never about humanitarianism or democracy in truth. They just didn't like Gaddaffi and any option was preferable to him. Any option including no option.
It goes to show that behind all the western spin , there is a lot of feeling and support for Gaddafi in libya.
i regret not visiting the country when it was stable
I know people who have been there. You'll struggle to find anyone who has a fondness for that brutal dictator.