LNA airstrikes hit Sudanese and Chadian militias

By Jamie Prentis.

LNA spokesman Colonel Ahmed Mismari (Photo: LANA)

LNA spokesman Colonel Ahmed Mismari said the new Operation Desert Fury seeks to curb militias and criminals in the south (Archive photo: LANA)

Tunis, 21 January 2018:

The Libyan National Army (LNA) has carried out airstrikes on Sudanese and Chadian rebels in the south east of Libya, near to Rabiana.

Spokesman Ahmed Mismari said it was part of the new Operation Desert Fury that seeks to curb the influence of militias and criminals operating in the region. Reports say a convoy of 15 vehicles was hit with the LNA saying it caused “heavy losses”. One Benghazi source said Egyptian planes were involved too.

While the target yesterday was fighters that form part of the Sudanese and Chadian opposition, the LNA said they were seeking to end widespread robbery and human trafficking too.

It comes only three days after the Sudanese Justice and Equality Movement killed six LNA soldiers and abducted another near to the Jaghboub oasis.

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