Al-Barghathi appoints Brigade 204 Tanks under UN-proposed government’s command

Al-Barghathi appoints Brigade 204 Tanks under UN-proposed government’s command

August 10, 2016 - 22:25
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Written By: AbdulkaderAssad

The defense minister-designate of the UN-proposed government, Mihdi Al-Barghathi, ordered to move the Brigade 204 Tanks from the command of Khalifa Haftar’s Dignity Operation to the command of the Defense Ministry of the UN-proposed government.

The Brigade 204 Tanks has been therefore tasked to secure the office of defense ministry in Benghazi and be ready to follow its orders, Al-Barghathi’s order, which was issued Tuesday, reads. 
It is noteworthy that Brigade 204 Tanks was fighting alongside Haftar’s militias in Benghazi under the command of Al-Barghathi.

This decision follows Hafatr’s order to rename the Brigade 204 Tanks to Brigade 298 Tanks and to move it to the command of Benghazi Military Zone with a new commander, Abdel Kareem Al-Barghathi, instead of Mihdi Al-Barghathi.