By Libya Herald reporters.
Benghazi, 26 February 2017:
The security cordon that has been thrown around an injured Saiqa Special Forces commander is so tight that even doctors at Benghazi Medical Centre are reportedly having trouble getting close to treat him.
Not only is the room of Colonel Mahmoud Al-Warfali heavily guarded but a cordon has been thrown around the BMC itself. Indeed security in the hospital was so great that a number of medical students who arrived to take their final exams were sent home.
Warfali’s was among seven injured when a car bomb exploded in Gwarsha today as his eight-vehicle convoy passed by. Two soldiers died in the blast. It is now clear that the explosives were hidden in a parked vehicle. The attack was not by a suicide bomber as originally reported.
Warfali had been on his way to Ganfouda where the Libyan National Army is now saying it is about to overrun the last of the 12 Buildings apartment complex.
There have been at least two airstrikes today on the heavily-damaged buildings. Meanwhile the 204 Tank Brigade, now operating under the name of the 298 Brigade, has been using artillery and tanks. The sound of the heavy firing could be heard in the centre of Benghazi.
An army source has said that the bodies of three terrorists, one of them believed to be a Tunisian, have been by found by troops.