Eastern forces led by Haftar capture Jufra airbase

Eastern forces led by Haftar capture Jufra airbase

June 03, 2017 - 18:14
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Written By: AbdulkaderAssad

Dignity Operation senior leaders declared the capture of the entire Jufra district with all its towns in central Libya, including the strategic Jufra airbase.

Seizing control of the city came after Dignity Operation forces, led by Khalifa Haftar, advanced peacefully as Benghazi Defense Brigades (BDB) had pulled out Saturday morning.

"Dignity Operation forces entered Jufra airbase without armed clashes," confirmed Jufra mayor, Fouad Rashid.

Sources from Hun town in Jufra city also said that Dignity Operation forces had the town under their control Saturday dawn, with a number of Dignity Operation military vehicles were seen positioned on the town's roads and entrances.

On Friday, Dignity Operation forces seized town in Jufra as well after ferocious clashes with BDB forces, leaving several deaths and injuries.

Before they had controlled the city, Dignity Operation forces - the air force in particular - carried out over 18 air raids on civilian and military locations, with some of the air attacks targeting Jufra airport, and other state buildings, besides targeting military positions for Al-Bunyan Al-Marsoos and for the UN-proposed government's Defense Ministry.