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2019-09-24 Africa North
Abdul-Hakim Maghaidesh was killed in a drone strike by Libyan Airforce while fighting alongside warlord Khalifa Haftar’s militia
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For the second day in a row, heavy fighting broke out on Sabea frontline between Libyan Army forces and 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 which carried out an attack Monday aiming to seize control of al-Aziziya town that links Tripoli
...a confusing city, one end of which is located in Lebanon and the other end of which is the capital of Libya. Its chief distinction is being mentioned in the Marine Hymn...
and Gharyan.

A source from the Volcano of Rage Operation said the Libyan Army forces under the command of the Presidential Council's government had foiled an attack by Haftar's forces on the frontline despite the intensity of the Arclight airstrike
...KABOOM!...
s helping the ground forces.

"Haftar's forces had seized Baer Allaq and Sidi Farhat areas near al-Aziziya before the Libyan Army received reinforcements from the western military zone and regained control of them." The source added.

In the meantime, Libyan Air Force air-raided Haftar's forces, including an attack on two operations rooms in Sabea and Sooq al-Khamis.

Airstrikes on Sabea killed prominent big shots from Haftar's forces, including Abdelhakin Magedish, who is convicted of murdering the Libyan prominent holy man and Fatwa House member Nadir al-Omrani.

Magedish escaped to eastern Libya and joined Haftar's forces after he was convicted of the murder and after the Public Prosecutor issued an arrest warrant of him.

The media office of Volcano of Rage Operation said three Russian mercenaries were also killed in the airstrikes on Sabea frontline where they were fighting alongside Haftar's forces.
Posted by Fred 2019-09-24 00:00|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [397 views ]  Top
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#1 Abdul-Hakim Maghaidesh

Nobody is going to versify a name like this? 😢
Posted by g(r)omgoru 2019-09-24 13:05||   2019-09-24 13:05|| Front Page Top

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