The Libyan national army, of the internationally recognized government, seized control of two areas close to Tripoli and advanced toward the capital’s international airport, Al Arabiya News Channel reported.

Footage showed the army entering the towns of Ouarchafana and al-Azizia, 41 kilometers (25 miles) southwest of Tripoli.

The government issued a statement congratulating the armed forces on the latest gains, which it said were the beginning of an operation to retake Tripoli from the Dawn of Libya Islamist militias. […]