21563
Libyan Planes Attack Ships Near Benghazi
International

Libyan Planes Attack Ships Near Benghazi

Libyan warplanes on Sunday sank one ship and attacked a second vessel near the eastern city of Benghazi, military spokesmen for the country’s UN-backed government said on Monday.
There was no eyewitness report or independent confirmation for the strike near the town of Mareesa that was also reported by the Al-Arabiya television network, Reuters reported.
Mohamed El Hejazi, a spokesman for Khalifa Haftar, top army commander of the official government based in eastern Libya, said the strike had also targeted a second vessel that had been carrying weapons in the same area.
Libya is in chaos, with two governments and parliaments with their own armed forces fighting for control four years after the ouster of autocrat Muammar Gaddafi.
In May, planes from Libya’s recognized government attacked an oil tanker docked outside the central city of Sirte, wounding three people and setting the ship on fire.
Both governments control limited territory in the oil producer. Islamic State militants have exploited a security vacuum to expand in Libya, beheading and kidnapping foreigners while also attacking foreign missions in Tripoli and fighting with forces of both governments.

Short URL : http://goo.gl/0cJw3V

You can also read ...

China Warns of More Action  After Drills Near Taiwan
A series of Chinese military drills near Taiwan were designed...
The militants said the campaign was a response to a more aggressive US military strategy adopted last year.
The Taliban announced the start of their annual spring...
Rallies Resume in Yerevan
Armenian protest leader Nikol Pashinyan has launched a fresh...
Philippines Police on Show of Strength as Island Closure Challenged
Philippine police preparing to shut down the Boracay resort...
Nicaragua Riots: Detained Students, Lecturers Released
Nicaraguan police have released dozens of students and...
Federal Judge Issues Strong Order Backing DACA
A third federal judge on Tuesday ruled against the Donald...
Putin: Certain States Play Into Hands of Terrorists
A greeting message of Russian President Vladimir Putin to the...
Venezuela Malaria Cases Jump by 69%
Health experts have warned that malaria cases in Venezuela...

Trending

Googleplus