By Libya Herald reporter.
Tripoli, 7 April 2015:
Kufra radio station was trashed . . .[restrict]and burnt late last night in a raid which the local council is blaming on drunks.
The studio and control room were badly damaged in attack. However, some locals are discounting the drunk story, since the council also blamed drunks for an attack Kufra’s airport on Saturday. The airport is controlled by units of the Libyan National Army.
The radio station is run by that part of the Zwai community that is broadly supportive of the government and has not minced its words about Ansar Al-Sharia. The terrorist group controls the north gate in and out of Kufra and has some limited support in the town.
Unlike the attack on the radio station, which is likely to be off the air for some days at least, the assault on the airport did little damage.
This will be a relief to the townspeople since the airport is due to resume flights to the east and west of the country. From 19 April, services to Labraq and Mitiga will restart with Afriqiyah and Libyan Airlines. The timing and frequency of the flights has not yet been announced.