By Libya Herald staff.
Tripoli, 3 October 2014:
The government has said it stands by the army and police following . . .[restrict]yesterday’s suicide attacks on Benina Airport.
The Thinni government issued a statement saying that Libya is in a battle against “abominable terrorism”, and that the fight is one that involves all the Libyan people.
It offered its condolences to the families of those who had perished in yesterday’s attacks and the subsequent clashes. The government reiterated its commitment to the police, the army and all security forces deployed throughout the country.
The government has announced that 24 soldiers died and 12 were wounded in yesterday’s violence. Reports from medical sources indicated that at least six attackers were killed and some 68 wounded.
The government also made special mention of former Chief of Staff for the airforce, Brigadier Ahmed Habib Al-Masmari who was killed in the attack.