Tripoli, 2 April 2013:
Funerals have been held for the military personnel killed at the headquarters of a southern region military command . . .[restrict]at Sebha.
The bodies of Colonel Musa Rizkallah Awami, a pilot, and Sami Mohamed Abdullah Abuaisha Barasi, a private, were returned from Sebha by military plane to Abraq Airport. From there they were taken to their respective home towns of Guba and Beida, according to the Germa News Agency.
The victims’ bodies were accompanied by members of the Sebha Local Council and some of their comrades.
The attack took place at 5am on Saturday morning. It is thought to have been carried out by smugglers in revenge for the military crackdown on their operations in the area.
Three other people were wounded in the assault – two soldiers and one of the attackers. They are being treated in Sebha Medical Centre. One remains in a critical condition in intensive care, while the other two are said to be in a stable condition. [/restrict]