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2019-08-21 Africa North
Armed attack on Libya's Ajilat district leaves one person killed
[Libya Observer] A security source in Ajilat said one young man was killed after an attack by an gang on Jadidah cop shoppe as well as a security department's outpost.

The source said the Ajilat security department managed Monday evening to contain the attack in Jadidah area after hours-long clash with the gang.

'The young man who was killed in the clash was from the outlaw gang. One person was injured from the cop shoppe." The source added.

It is not clear whether the attack was prompted by political motives to cast some confusion in support of Khalifa Haftar
...Self-proclaimed Field Marshal, served in the Libyan army under Muammar Qadaffy, and took part in the coup that brought Qadaffy to power in 1969. He became a prisoner of war in Chad in 1987. While held prisoner, he and his fellow officers formed a group hoping to overthrow Qadaffy, so it's kind of hard to describe him as a Qadaffy holdover. He was released around 1990 in a deal with the United States government and spent nearly two decades in the United States, gaining US citizenship. In 1993, while living in the United States, he was convicted in absentia of crimes against the Jamahiriya and sentenced to death. Haftar held a senior position in the anti-Qadaffy forces in the 2011 Libyan Civil War. In 2014 he was commander of the Libyan Army when the General National Congress (GNC) refused to give up power in accordance with its term of office. Haftar launched a campaign against the GNC and its Islamic fundamentalist allies. His campaign allowed elections to take place to replace the GNC, but then developed into a civil war. Guess you can't win them all...
's forces or just a button men attack, knowing that Ajilat and nearby areas are frequently seeing some military movements in support for Haftar.

Observers believe that those movements are just a show of power and a way for Haftar to prove his forces' military might in the far west of Libya so the morale of his fighters on frontlines can be boosted.
Posted by Fred 2019-08-21 00:00|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [194 views ]  Top
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