The fighter aircraft of Khalifa Haftar-led Operation Dignity carried out airstrikes on different locations for the brigades of Al-Bunyan Al-Marsous in Hun and Sokna towns, Al-Jufra city in central Libya.
A report by the Lebanese newspaper, Al-Sharq Al-Awsat, revealed that Khalifa Haftar ordered his troops to mobilize in order to engage in a huge battle and military operation against what he describes as “militias” that attacked Brak Al-Shati last Thursday.
At least 10 airstrikes were conducted by Dignity Operation Saturday night targeting several locations in Al-Jufra district in central Libya.
The State Council (SC) has condemned the Presidency Council’s (PC) suspension of defence minister Mahmoud Barghati without waiting for the result of the enquiry it has ordered into the Brak Al-Shatti massacre.
The Libyan National Army (LNA) has said it is fighting Al-Qaeda and claimed that some of its soldiers killed at Brak Al-Shatti had been beheaded. It also said the majority of the attackers it had subsequently captured were foreigners.
The UN-proposed government’s Presidential Council (PC) issued a statement Friday suspending the defense minister-designate, Mahdi Al-Barghathi, following the attack on Brak Al-Shati base in southern Libya by the Third Force and fighters loyal to the defense ministry.
At least 141 people, mostly soldiers loyal to Libya’s Field Marshal Khalifa Haftar, have been killed in an attack on a southern airbase, a spokesman for his forces said on Friday.
Remnants of the so-called Islamic State (IS) killed two fighters from the Misrata-led Third Force and injured another three others in an ambush between Jufra and Sirte.
The Libyan National Army (LNA) resumed airstrikes yesterday on Tamenhint and Jufra airbases. However, casualties – if any – are currently unknown, as is damage to the two places.
The Benghazi Defence Brigade has announced that it has pulled out of Jufra airbase near Hun and handed it over to the general chief of staff of the Libyan army (the army supporting the Presidency Council). It says it has gone to another location, but has not disclosed where this it.