Al-Mansouri: We won’t allow Haftar to enter Derna, we will end the siege
The official at the media office of the Derna Shura Council, Mohammed Al-Mansouri said the council’s fighters had noticed gatherings of Dignity Operation militias in Dahir Al-Hamar district with some abnormal moves and signs of mobilization of forces, so they ambushed and attacked them forcing them to pull out away from the administrative borders of Derna.
Al-Mansouri added that a landmine went off during the attack and led to the killing of 4 Dignity Operation fighters, while other 7 fighters were wounded, pointing out that the Derna Shura Council won’t succumb to the siege laid on the city and its residents.
“The commander of 276 Brigade at Haftar’s militias, Muthafar Al-Ghaithi, was definitely injured in the attack but we don’t know if he died afterwards, and we have captured nobody from Haftar militias.” Al-Mansouri added.
He also explained that Derna Shura Council fighters foiled Wednesday an air attack by Haftar’s warplanes using anti-aircraft guns, pointing out that only one fighter from the council was injured.