New Benghazi militant unit issues Ajdabiya warning

By Ajnadin Mustafa.

Tripoli, 19 June 2016:

The so-called “Benghazi Defence Brigades” (BDB) have warned villages and towns between Ajdabiya and Benghazi not to get involved in the fighting or likewise stand in their way towards Benghazi, otherwise they will be destroyed.

Claiming that they are fighting under the authority of Sadiq Ghariani and the Dar Al-Ifta in Tripoli, the BDB also today denied that they had been forced to retreat by units of the Libyan National Army (LNA), claiming instead they were still firmly in control of areas of that they had taken yesterday.

However, despite their claims and reports that they had managed to capture a tank, four armoured vehicles and ammunition from the LNA, the Libya Herald has been told that they were forced out of the centre of Ajdabiya and are now south of the town.

This newspaper had also been informed that a number of Libyans from Tripoli have joined the unit. It is also reported that four LNA soldiers were killed today in fighting with the unit.

However, nothing has been confirmed.

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