The Operations Room of the Presidential Council's air force has disclosed that their warplanes responded to the air attacks of Dignity Operation on the Third Force locations and the air force personnel in Timnahent air base.
The operation room said in a televised statement that upon instructions of the UN-proposed government's defense minister-designate, Mahdi Al-Barghathi, the air force's fighter aircraft conducted Wednesday two airstrikes targeting the warplanes of the Haftar-led Dignity Operation that are positioned in Barak Al-Sahtea airbase.
Colonel Mohammed Ganono reading the statement
"This is a message for all those who cherish messing with the fortunes of the Libyans or acting away from the legitimate Government of National Accord." The statement states.
"The die is cast. Our air force will no longer tolerate such actions by Dignity Operation command and our personnel and warplanes will target any illegal movements across the entire country." The statement adds.
The statement also stressed that the air force personnel are always on alert to defend the security and sovereignty of Libya, and to protect February revolution against any coup attempts.
Early Wednesday morning, Dignity Operation fighter aircraft started bombing locations around Tamnihint airbase in the southern city of Sabha, according to Jamal Al-Treki, the Third Force's commander, who also confirmed that the force's fighters engaged in heavy clashes with Pro-Haftar armed groups led by Mohammed Ben Nayel - a staunch follower of Khalifa Haftar.