26 militants from Haftar’s forces killed in Benghazi fronts amid ongoing clashes in Al-Hiwari

26 militants from Haftar’s forces killed in Benghazi fronts amid ongoing clashes in Al-Hiwari

February 27, 2016 - 18:55
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Written By: AbdulkaderAssad

Violent clashes between Dignity Operation and Benghazi Shura Council are still ongoing in different front lines since the start of the so-called “Martyr’s Blood” operation, which the renegade General Khalifa Haftar started earlier last week.

More than 26 armed militants from Haftar’s forces were confirmed dead in many fight axes, while the fight is intensifying in Al-Hiwari front line under a continuous exchange of heavy fire and rockets shelling for hours.

Civilians’ houses in Al-Leithi area, which lately were controlled by Haftar forces, got robbed, broken into, and burnt. “At least 50 civilians’ houses were burnt down in Al-Leithi, most recently the house of one of 2011 February revolution leaders, Naser Bu Hafoul, who was killed in armed clashes with Gaddafi brigades in Sirte. Sources reported.

In addition, the Salafi Al-Tawheed brigade affiliated with Hafar’s forces was targeted by a car bomb, leaving a number of them dead and others injured, among whom Mohammed Al-Awami – a prominent leader in the brigade, the sources added.

Al-Tawheed brigade was formed by religious young men who call themselves Salafi, so they are not military soldiers, the sources explained.

Meanwhile, medical sources from Benghazi said that Al-Jalaa hospital announced the state of emergency due to the big numbers of injuries and deaths it had received, pointing that there are ten unidentified bodies in the hospital’s mortuary, which are likely related to Haftar’s militias.