By Libya Herald reporters
Tripoli , 7 December 2014:
As it seems the tide of battle is turning against them in Benghazi, Ansar Al-Sharia . . .[restrict]is believed to be taking to firing randomly-aimed rockets into the city.
This week, an Ansar missile may have been responsible for the blaze which gutted the Faculty of Arts administration building at Benghazi university.
Ten civilians died and seven were seriously injured this Tuesday when missiles hit the Bin Younis district. A rocket which exploded outside the Egyptian consul’s abandoned residence caused extensive damage but no casualties.
The National Commission for Human Rights in Libya (NCHRL) has condemned Tuesday’s “horrific” crime and all targeting of residents, private properties, power stations and other public utilities.
The bombardment, it said, is an indicator that the militias are not distinguishing between civilians and armed groups. The NCHRL said that the attack was deliberate and intended to spread fear and chaos among Benghazi’s residents. This, they said, was yet another atrocity that adds to the city’s misery.
They urged that Benghazi’s neighbuorhoods be protected. These crimes, said NCHRL, are serious violations for which the perpetrators must not go unpunished. They urged the international community and human rights activists to take a decisive role to stop such atrocities. [/restrict]