By Libya Herald staff.
Tripoli, 28 November 2014:
Reports that Italy has told its remaining citizens in Libya to leave are not true, . . .[restrict]the Libya Herald has been told by an Italian official. But, he said, there is nervousness among those working for Eni at the Mellitah gas station near Zuwara following yesterday’s attack by LNA fighter planes on a nearby Libya Dawn camp at Zultan. It is reported that many, worried there could be serious fighting in the area, are looking to leave.
Yesterday an officer at the Zintan Operations Room said that the LNA western region forces – mainly Zintani and Washefana units – were now planning to move to Ras Jedir and seal off the border.
The attack on the Zultan camp is seen as a softening up operation ahead of this.
However today, Air Force commander Brigadier Saqr Geroushi told this newspaper that there would also be airstrikes in the Sabratha area. “Ansar Al-Sharia are operating there,” he said. “It’s their main base in the west. We will bomb it.”
A training camp near Ajilat, west of Sabratha, is reported to include Ansar fighters, both Libyan and foreign.