Haftar's forces brag about seizing Italian, Greek trawlers off Derna shores

Haftar's forces brag about seizing Italian, Greek trawlers off Derna shores

May 15, 2017 - 19:48
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Written by: AbdulkaderAssad

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Two ships - one Italian and another Greek - were intercepted by a patrol boat for the Tobruk naval base in eastern Libya, said the pro-Haftar's forces Chief of the base, Naji Bu Aliwiya on Sunday.

The two trawlers were seized off Derna shores as the Tobruk naval base personnel were patrolling in the Libyan waters nearby Ras Al-Hilal, where the trawlers were forced to stop and then led to Ras Al-Hilal port, the naval base Chief added.

In a barging tone, Bu Aliwiya said: "Yes, we are the ones who intercepted an Italian and a Greek trawlers on Sunday dawn as they entered the "no-go area" that extends from Al-Hiniya and Ras Al-Tinneen to Derna and Ras Al-Hilal in eastern Libya."

He added that the two trawlers were not in the international waters when they got intercepted.

An official at the Mazara del Vallo town in Sicily, Italy, said Libyan armed groups had seized a fishing trawler for his country after leading it on Sunday from the International waters.