By Ashraf Abdul Wahab.
Tripoli, 12 February 2014:
The headquarters of Alaseema TV was hit by three RPGs last night in an attack . . .[restrict]on the channel’s offices in Tripoli’s Gurji district.
An Al-Asema journalist, speaking on condition of anonymity, told the Libya Herald that the attack, which occurred just after midnight, had started a blaze inside the building but there were no casualties.
The station had said a week ago it was going to withdraw its staff from Benghazi following threats of violence, although it did not do so. It was at the same time that more than 80 armed men attempted to storm Libya Al-Ahrar’s Benghazi offices. The Libya Awilan channel in the city was also reportedly attacked.
Both Libya Al-Ahrar and Alaseema TV have been critical of Ansar Al-Sharia and the Muslim Brotherhood.
There has been a recent increase in attacks on journalists in the capital. The editor of Tarablus Newspaper was abducted outside a cafe close to Tripoli’s Mahari Radisson Blu Hotel two days ago. Three journalists for Al-Wataniya TV and two associates were also abducted on Sunday on the capital’s airport road.