Three soldiers killed in Dignity Operation airstrike in south Libya

Three soldiers killed in Dignity Operation airstrike in south Libya

April 10, 2017 - 17:33
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Written By: AbdullahBenIbrahim

Three fighters from the Third Force were killed in a Dignity Operation airstrike on Taminhint Airport in Sabha on Monday, sources said.

Both the Media Office of Third Force and Boshra News Agency said the airstrike was carried out on Taminhint Airport leaving three fighters dead and seven others wounded, but the Spokesperson of Defense Ministry of UN-installed government Mohammed Al-Gosri said the three soldiers were killed in an airstrike in Samnu town, some 60 km northeast of Sabha.

The Third Force captured Samnu town early on Monday following clashes against Dignity Operation militants led by Mohammed Ben Nayal and reopened the road that links Al- Jufra with Sabha.  

“Ben Nayal militants were forced to flee to the mountains,” Al-Gosri said.

Military sources said the Third Force is preparing a military attack on Brak Shati town to free it from Dignity Operation militants.

Spokesperson Mohammed Al-Ghasri announced Saturday (Awaited Hope) Military Operation to root out Dignity Operation forces from south Libya.

Ben Nayal-led Dignity Operation militants are positioned in Brak Shati airbase, some 60 km north of Sabha.