Egypt fighter jets strike Hun town, central Libya

Egypt fighter jets strike Hun town, central Libya

May 28, 2017 - 14:35
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Written by: AbdulkaderAssad

Libya's Hun town woke up Sunday dawn on sovereignty-breaching airstrikes targeting several locations in the vicinity of Jufra city.

Hun was the epicenter for the inexplicable air-attacks, as it received air raids on locations like Al-Mujahid Brigade and Tagreft Brigade, which are part of Al-Bunyan Al-Marsoos operation that rooted out IS from Sirte.

The airstrikes - possibly Egyptian - also targeted an ammo depot in a camp run by Tagreft Brigade, leading to the explosion of the ammunition setting off the shrapnel all over the town.

"Many explosions followed the air raids gradually as the ammunition and Grad rockets went off in different areas in the town." Local sources reported.

"One rocket at least was exploded in the former military command building and another went off in the open in Hun." The sources remarked.

The airstrikes also targeted another location - arms depot - near by Tagreft Brigade. No reports about any human loss by the air attacks so far.

Egyptian state TV channel said earlier that the Egyptian air force is pursuing airstrikes in Libya, without mentioning where the air force is dropping bombs.

While Egypt claims the airstrikes on Libyan locations is a vengeance for those who were killed in the terrorist attack in Minya, Egypt by IS militants, it is indeed raiding locations for forces that have fought IS militants in Libya and have had victory over them in Sirte and Derna.

According to analysts, it is beyond certain that the Egyptian airstrikes are meant to pave the way for Khalifa Haftar's forces to gain more ground in Libya after they had failed to do it themselves in Derna or in Jufra.

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