By Ajnadin Mustafa.
Tripoli, 28 November 2015:
The Khalifa Ghwel administration in Tripoli has vowed to respond to three days of Air Force raids . . .[restrict]on Ajdabiya which it said were criminal acts that had killed three Egyptian workers and a militiaman.
It is unclear what response Libya Dawn might have in mind. Those factions in Misrata supporting the Benghazi Revolutionaries’ Shoura Council in its still-effective resistance against government forces in that city might seek to increase their military aid. But ground support would seem unlikely. IS terrorists control some 200 miles of the coastal road on either side of Sirte.
The Tripoli administration also claimed that, in attempting to take Ajdabiya, Hafter was attacking the 17 February Revolution and causing destruction, chaos and fear. It likened the air strikes on the town to the assaults on Derna and Benghazi carried out by his “criminal gangs”.
It is not actually clear how effective the government airstrikes have been. Pictures have circulated on social media showing dead and injured animals from a camel farm besides the industrial estate where Ansar Al-Sharia is thought to have an ammunition dump.
The Air Force is also claiming that a helicopter gunship sank a supply boat off the coast of Derna on Wednesday night. [/restrict]