The Islamist Libya Dawn militias on Tuesday conducted an airstrike on an oil-producing zone in eastern Libya, military sources and eyewitnesses reported. The attack is the first airstrike carried out by the militias dominating Tripoli, who over the past few days have tried to attack the currently closed Sidra port.
The sources said that the government-allied guards of the oil hub managed to respond to the attack thanks to air cover from the Libyan air force, which also destroyed a Libya Dawn air base near Ben Jawad. Local media report that the hub was not damaged by the airstrike and that no casualties resulted.
A car bomb exploded near the security department in Tripoli on Tuesday, but also did not result in casualties, reports Sky News Arabiya. According to an official who asked to remain anonymous, the explosion caused heavy damage to the building, ones surrounding it and to cars parked near it. An Algerian leader of Al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM), Abu Yunis Gilabi Mansour, was killed in Benghazi, eastern Libya, on Tuesday.
Five other militants were killed with him, reports an Algerian security source quoted by Libyan media.
Meanwhile, Libya rivals clash over oil ports as EU considers sanctions: The United Nations had planned to hold this week a second round of talks to end a confrontation between two rival governments and parliaments but said a military escalation was undermining its efforts…
The European Union is ready to consider sanctions on people obstructing a political solution, EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini said…
And we all know how well talks work with Islamists. Idiot Mogherini is in charge — have no fear, things will end badly. The situation is similar to the search for ‘peace’ with Hitler over Czechoslovakia. There will be no peace.