By Moutaz Mathi.
Tripoli, 3 July 2016:
The head of central region Petroleum Facilities Guards (PFG), Ibrahim Jadhran, has threatened reprisals against the Libyan National Army (LNA).
In a short but strident video published yesterday on the Facebook page of PFG media spokesman Ali Al-Hassi, Jadhran is seen in front of a number of armed vehicles making the threat but also attempting to justify the decision to pull the PFG out of Ajdabiya and the surrounding area. He claimed that, following the LNA’s airstrike on one of the PFG camps outside the town a fortnight ago, the forces had withdrawn for the sake of town.
Hassi had earlier made a similar statement about pulling out for to ensure the safety of Ajdabiya residents.
Forces linked to LNA forces now appear to be in control of most security locations in and around Ajdabiya. While it is not clear where the llcal PFG have gone, one resident who had been involved with Jadhran told the Libya Herald that they were not far away.