Benghazi Defense Brigades (BDB) said it wouldn’t let Libya be the hotbed of terrorists, fights, or threats to the neighbor or regional countries.
Benghazi Defense Brigades (BDB) forces imposed their control over the region from Nofaliya, 127 km east of Sirte, to Bashir town, 90 west of Ajdabiya, BDB commander Brig. Mustafa Al-Shirksi declared on Monday.
The Joint Libya Revolutionaries Operations Chamber has announced that it will fight against anyone attempting to steal oil and other resources from the country, Moheet.com reported on Sunday.
The commander of Benghazi Defense Brigades, Mustafa Al-Sharkasy, said, in a press release, that his forces are still controlling the area between Ben Jawad and Ras-Lanuf.
There have been reports of confusion and panic among LNA commanders when Benghazi Defence Brigades fighters attacked Sidra and Ras Lanuf on Friday. There is also likely to have been considerable anger among LNA top brass that an assault, so long anticipated, should have succeeded with such apparent ease.
An eastern Libyan group says it is carrying out air strikes against rival factions as part of its attempt to push them back from positions around the major oil terminals of Es Sider and Ras Lanuf.
There are reports this evening that the Libyan National Army has retaken Ras Lanuf from the Benghazi Defence Brigades (BDB) and is now heading toward Sidra 16 kilometres to the west.
East Libyan forces carried out airstrikes around major oil ports overnight as they sought to regain control of the area from a rival faction, a military spokesman said today.
Security sources said that Benghazi Defense Brigades controlled Ras-Lanuf Military Airport after clashes with the army of the House of Representatives (HoR) led by General Khalifa Haftar.
On February 21, the bodies of 74 migrants were found by the Libyan Red Crescent on the shore of Zawiya, a Libyan town known for being a capital of fuel smuggling and human trafficking.