Dignity Operation trades women and children for captives

Dignity Operation trades women and children for captives

April 20, 2017 - 22:23
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Written By: AbdulkaderAssad

For the second time this year, Khalifa Haftar and his Dignity Operation senior leaders have crafted a swap deal with the Benghazi Defense Brigades (BDB), the media arm of DBD, Bushra Agency revealed Thursday.

The deal saw 6 fighters from Haftar's forces traded for 11 persons - women and children.

The six fighters of Dignity Operation fell captives to BDB forces in the recent attack on the oil crescent region.

"We have received in this deal 6 women and 5 children, all of whom were in Ganfouda district in Benghazi." A senior leader at the BDB, Ahmed Al-Tajouri, said, adding that the swap was supervised by the elders of the area and the Libyan Red Crescent.

This March has also seen BDB and Haftar's forces coming to terms on a deal to exchange captives. Six women who were detained by Haftar's forces were released in exchange of three fighters from Dignity Operation.