Third Force retakes Brak Airbase in southern Libya

Third Force retakes Brak Airbase in southern Libya

May 18, 2017 - 15:25
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Written by: AbdullahBenIbrahim

The Third Force of the Libyan Army took control on Thursday of Brak Al-Shati Airbase, south Libya, hours after a massive offensive on forces of Dignity Operation inside the airbase.

A source from the Third Force said their forces, backed by brigades from the Defence Ministry of Presidency Council, attacked the airbase, 60 km north of Sabha, earlier in the day and forced Mohammed Ben Nayal-led Dignity Operation forces to flee to the desert while several others were arrested.

Reports said there were more than 60 deaths among Dignity Operation forces including Mohammed Ben-Nayal’s senior aide Ahmed Ben-Nayal. Dignity Operation weapons and military vehicles were also seized in the attack.