Haftar's warplanes intensify airstrikes on Tripoli and other cities

Haftar's warplanes intensify airstrikes on Tripoli and other cities

December 21, 2019 - 19:15
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Written By: AbdulkaderAssad

Khalifa Haftar's warplanes and foreign aircraft backing up his forces have intensified airstrikes on Tripoli and other cities over the last few days in what sources close to the operations room of Volcano of Rage Operation as an attempt by Haftar's forces and his backers to enter Tripoli before the MoU between Libya and Turkey in security and military cooperation takes effect.

Haftar and his supporters' aircraft struck over the last days Tripoli, Misrata, Zliten and Masallata whose mayor Hisham Swidan said foreign warplanes backing up Haftar's forces targeted Saturday dawn Tarhouna-Masallata road, killing three young men.

Swidan added that Haftar's forces targeted residential areas in Masallata with heavy artillery shelling, injuring eight civilians and damaging civilian properties.

Pro-Haftar foreign drones also struck Saturday residential areas in Zliten as media office's head of the Zliten municipality Ibrahim Al-Sari said one of the two airstrikes was near the educational hospital and it made the patients panic.

Thursday night, foreign aircraft supporting Haftar struck Misrata with over 10 air raids on civilian and military locations as well as on its Air College.

While on Friday, Haftar's warplanes struck different frontlines in southern Tripoli, especially Salah Al-Deen, Yarmouk and Al-Khalla, as well as civilian facilities at the Airport road , Al-Sawani road and other areas including Acacus oil firm.

The National Oil Corporation said the administration building of the firm was hit and suffered material damages by Haftar's airstrikes.

NOC Chairman Mustafa Sanallah called for keeping oil facilities and staffers away from the clashes as they are important for all Libyans.