One of the Derna Shura council fighters was killed and another was wounded on Sunday in airstrikes on Heela frontline in southern Derna.
The spokesman for the Derna Shura Council, Mohammed Al-Mansouri, accused UAE and Egypt of air attacking, using drones, Heela and Dahar Al-Hamar, as well as Al-Nawar areas in southern Derna.
“Saleh Al-Majri was killed and another fighter was wounded, in addition to material damage to people’s properties.” Al-Mansouri said on his Facebook page.
Libya’s self-styled army led by Khalifa Haftar has been for weeks mobilizing its fighters for the advance on Derna, in eastern Libya, saying that they were ready as Al-Saiqa Force brigades joined them in Kersa area in western Derna led by Wanis Bukhamada – the commander of the Special Task Force.
Civil societies in Derna along with activists called for a demonstration that takes off from Sahaba Mosque in downtown the city in order to denounce the siege and the military escalation, rejecting UAE and Egypt’s intervention as well as air attacks.
Meanwhile, families in eastern and western Derna areas started leaving their houses for fear that an imminent Dignity Operation attack would take place.