By Adam Ali.
Benghazi, 6 June 2015:
Two people died yesterday when an army base in Ajdabiya was attacked by a family in . . .[restrict]what appears to be a dispute over land beside the army building.
A soldier and a member of the Rakaea family were killed in the assault which included RPGs. A neighbouring furniture warehouse was hit and burnt out in the fighting.
It is not known how many soldiers from the 151 Battalion were in the base, which is reported to have been held by the unit since 2011. The Rakaea family is understood to have turned to tribal elders to negotiate the return of an area of land that has been used by the military. When these negotiations finally broke down on Thursday, the family gave the battalion until dawn yesterday to pull out.
When the troops stayed put, the base was attacked. The fighting, which went on for much of the day, has now stopped. The battalion remains in control of its HQ but the furniture store, from which a great plume of smoke poured during the battle, is now a gutted ruin.