Video: Egyptian soldiers fighting in Derna alongside Haftar’s armed groups

Video: Egyptian soldiers fighting in Derna alongside Haftar’s armed groups

February 19, 2019 - 09:32
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Written By: AbdullahBenIbrahim

A video posted on social media pages on Tuesday has shown a group of Egyptian soldiers on the front line in Derna’s Old Town.

The video showed the Egyptian soldiers desecrating corpses of Derna Protection Force fighters under the wreckage of a building apparently hit by airstrikes.

“This is one of the dogs,” a soldier says in an Egyptian accent while pointing to one of the corpses.

“We will stay here to fight them,” another soldier says. 

It’s not clear whether the soldiers are part of Egyptian regular army or a group of mercenaries hired by warlord Khalifa Haftar together with other rebels from Sudan and Chad.

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