By Ayman Amzein.
Benghazi, 20 May 2015:
Continued fighting in Benghazi yesterday and today has resulted in three more Libyan National Army (LNA) . . .[restrict]soldiers being killed and at least 33 others injured – almost entirely in Buatni and Leithi, according to a spokesman for Jalaa Hospital where the injured are being treated.
Today saw fierce clashes in both areas, as well as in Sabri which, like Leithi, was subject to repeated LNA air strikes. For the first time in over a month, targets were still being hit tonight, late into the night.
Two of the dead whose bodies were taken to Jalaa Hospital have been named as 19-year-old Ali Al-Aguri and Adel Al-Amruni, 25. Both were members of 21 Saiqa brigade and were killed in the fighting against Ansar Al-Sharia in east Buatni.
The third soldier killed yesterday, Akram Al-Gassi, was buried after prayers this afternoon in his hometown of Tobruk. A member of the First Brigade of the National Army infantry from Tobruk, he was killed in fighting yesterday near the the animal fodder Al-Safsafa Project in Gwarsha, which three weeks ago was reported to have been taken by the LNA.
Meanwhile another Tobruk soldier, named as Staff Sergent Attiya Inwiji, died today from injuries sustained earlier this month in Benghazi.
Their deathes brings the number of soliders from Tobruk killed in fighting in Benghazi since the start of Operation Dignity a year ago to 36.
With input from Mohamed Husain in Tobruk [/restrict]