By Libya Herald reporters.
Tripoli, 28 February 2016:
Unidentified warplanes are reported to have attacked an IS convoy today near Bani Walid.
A member of . . .[restrict]the town council told Reuters that three huge explosions had been heard early this morning and that 15 vehicles flying black flags had been seen to the south-east of the town over the last two days.
Unusually, no images have yet been posted on social media showing of the aftermath of the attack. Even if the targets had not been hit, explosions as considerable as those described would almost certainly have left substantial craters.
The Pentagon has denied that any of its warplanes have been involved in an overnight air strike. Nor has any attack been admitted by the government or Libya Dawn.
Speculation has taken two main forms. The first is that the convoy was made up of IS fighters pulling out of the area around Sabratha who had skirted Tripoli and were heading north of Bani Walid, pressing east toward Sirte. The second is that this comparatively small force had come from Sirte was preparing for an attack on Bani Walid itself. [/restrict]