Khalifa Haftar's army drops barrel bombs on Benghazi, Tobruk MP admits

Khalifa Haftar's army drops barrel bombs on Benghazi, Tobruk MP admits

August 23, 2015 - 20:56
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Written By: AbdullahBenIbrahim

Footage has emerged showing renegade Gen. Khalifa Haftar's Dignity Operation army using barrel bombs on civilian neighbourhoods in Benghazi.

The video, apparently filmed by a dignity operation militant, shows an aircraft dropping an unguided barrel bomb on Al-Zririaiya district. Human Rights Solidarity, a non-governmental organization, said the bomb contains 500 kg of explosives.

Khalifa Haftar's army has been struggling to take Benghazi for more than a year now.

On Saturday, member of Tobruk parliament Siham Sirgaiwa criticized practices of Khalifa Haftar's army against civilians in Benghazi declaring that barrel bombs are being used in the army attacks.

Speaking to Libya TV, Sirgaiwa said there are human rights reports which indicate that Haftar's army is bombing Benghazi with barrel bombs, arresting people on identity, and violating human rights.