Aimless air attacks target Al-Fatayeh district in Derna as clashes draw out

Aimless air attacks target Al-Fatayeh district in Derna as clashes draw out

November 08, 2016 - 20:23
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Written By: AbdulkaderAssad

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Dignity Operation fighter aircraft haphazardly bombed Tuesday morning the residential area in Al-Fatayeh district, Derna. The bombing targeted houses and farms for the residents. 
“Haftar is bombing Al-Fatayeh to coerce residents to leave.” A source from Derna Shura Council indicated.

Clashes found their way into the district on Monday evening in Derna’s Martuba suburban town, where Haftar’s militias and Derna Shura Council fought following the declaration of Al-Fatahyeh as a military zone by the self-styled Al-Mukhtar Operations Room.

Light and medium weapons were used in the clashes between the two parties in the vicinity of Omar Al-Mukhtar University building in Derna and no casualties were reported, media says.

Concurrently, the member of the High Council of State (HCS) for Derna, Mansour Al-Hasadi, issued a statement urging the Tobruk-based House of Representatives and the UN-proposed government’s Presidential Council to take a decisive stance and stop the bombing of Derna.

“You should put the kibosh on the constant shelling of Derna even if you would enlist assistance from the international community.” He told the HoR and the PC, adding that the UN that is sponsoring the political agreement must take up its responsibility by implementing the items of the agreement, most importantly, ceasing armed conflicts and protecting civilians.

Derna has been undergoing an inhumane siege by the Dignity Operation forces for months with recurrent airstrikes following the liberation of the city from IS militants by the city’s revolutionaries.