By Maha Sulaiman.
Benghazi, 16 April 2016:
The head of Saiqa Special Forces investigation unit, Fadl Al-Hassi had a lucky escape yesterday when . . .[restrict]a mine exploded under the vehicle he was during operations near the cement factory in Hawari. The area is carpeted with mines left by Ansar Al-Sharia and Daesh.
Hassi was fine, a colleague told the Libya Herald. He had been travelling in an armed truck and that had saved him.
The existence of so many mines at the cement factory is said by the army to be the reason why it has not been taken so far. Several soldiers have been killed or injured by mines there – another died two days ago – and the military say they are moving very cautiously in the area.
Meanwhile today, heavy clashes continue in Hawari, Garyounis and Sabri with the air force continuing to carry out airstrikes. [/restrict]