Libya: 16 Tobruk army soldiers killed in clashes with Tripoli forces in Benghazi
At least 16 soldiers of the army loyal to Tobruk government were killed and another 11 wounded in clashes in Benghazi with parliament forces of the rival government in Tripoli Wednesday, security personnel told EFE.
Four militias belonging to rival Islamist groups Majlis al Shura and Zwara Benghazi, with links to Tripoli, died in the fighting in Boatni in which fighter jets loyal to Tobruk also participated.
“Our forces managed to take control of the airbase of Sidi Fredj and the surrounding areas, and advance towards the cement factory, thanks to the action of our fighter planes,” Naser al-Hasi, spokesperson of the Allied forces in Tobruk, told reporters.
Libya is a failed state, a victim of chaos and civil war since the international community supported the 2011 rebel military uprising against the dictatorship of Muammar Gaddafi.