Clashes erupted Wednesday among groups of gunmen of Omar Al-Mukhtar operations room near Martuba checkpoint in east Derna. According to eyewitnesses, the gunmen used light weapons to resolve the dispute over who should be controlling the checkpoint that separate Derna from the areas eastward.
Pro-Haftar Omar Al-Mukhtar Operations Room is preparing for carrying out a land attack on Derna city in the coming days after the crippling siege that has been laid by Haftar’s forces on the city depriving them of basic humanitarian needs.
Derna Local Council (DLC) has issued a distress call to local and international organizations to intervene and lift the siege imposed by Dignity Operation militia groups on the city.
Sources from the city of Derna, eastern side of Libya, said, on Wednesday, that armed elements affiliated with the forces of the Dignity Operation that led by General Khalifa Haftar had shot citizens from Derna on the way to Martouba, eastern Derna.
Wehda Hospital in the besieged city of Derna in eastern Libya has received a copy of the order of the Omar Al-Mukhtar Operations Room of Dignity Operation that allows supply of medicines and medical equipment to the hospital, the Head Director Mansour Ben Fayed said in a statement.
The UN Humanitarian Coordinator for Libya, Maria Ribeiro, has expressed concerns over reports of severe shortages of basic necessities, including life saving medical supplies due to the siege laid on Derna in east Libya by the forces of Khalifa Haftar-led Operation Dignity.
Residents of the eastern city of Derna are facing critical shortages as military strongman Khalifa Haftar’s Libyan National Army (LNA) tightened their longstanding siege of the city.
Sources from the city of Derna, East of Libya, told LIBYAPROSPECT that the city is suffering under the siege that has been imposed for more than four days by the forces of the Dignity Operation under the leadership of General Khalifa Haftar.
Dignity Operation forces shut down once again all the land entrances and exits leading toward Derna in eastern Libya after Derna Shura Council had shot down fighter aircraft for them killing its pilot, Adel Al-Jihani and detaining the copilot.
Four Operation Dignity fighters were killed and three were injured while one of Derna Shura Council fighters was also killed in an attack by Derna Shura Council on many locations in south of the city on Sunday, local media sources reported.