Libyan National Army (LNA) head Field Marshal Khalifa Haftar announced a start of the second stage of the offensive on Tripoli, Trend reported citing Sputnik.
The Al-Wasat news outlet reported that, according to LNA spokesman Ahmed Mismari, the second stage of the operation was launched with the use of infantry forces after the completion of the first phase.
The news outlet said that Mismari was speaking on Monday evening at a press conference.
The political situation in Libya has been in a critical state since 4 April, when Haftar ordered his troops to advance on Tripoli in a bid to drive what he called terrorist forces out of the city.
In response, armed forces loyal to the Tripoli-based Government of National Accord (GNA) started a military operation against the LNA.