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Libyan National Army blames ISIS for bombing Benghazi’s bridge

Thursday 20-04-2017 - 03:09 PM
Bishoy Ramzy

Tripoli - Sources in Libyan National Army revealed that ISIS extremist group blew up the sea bridge in the Libyan city of Benghazi to prevent the advance of 'the  national' Libyan army to liberate the area. Meanwhile, a military official of the internationally-recognized Sarraj’s government,  led by Faiz Al-Sarraj, said that they managed to control the southern base of Tamanhant.

Spokesperson of Libyan army Ahmed Al Mesmari said that the extremist militants bombed the sea port in Benghazi’s Sabri district in an attempt to prevent the Libyan troops from advance to liberate the area. The district is considered the last stronghold for ISIS in the Libyan city.

Libyan National Army

The Libyan National Army, led by Marshal Khalifa Haftar, managed to liberate large swaths of Benghazi during the recent months from the grip of extremist groups. Haftar’s success to defeat extremists performed a major role in increasing his popularity among the Libyan people. Many Libyans launched protests in Tripoli and other cities stressing support for Haftar and his army.

French comment on Libyan updates

On its hand, France condemned the increasing violence witnessed in south of Libya, saying that the current violence threatens the political process and efforts to hold a national dialogue to bridge the gap of difference between the conflicting parties.

According to Spokesperson of French Foreign Ministry, the major beneficiary from the current violence witnessed in Libya is the terrorist groups. The French government renewed its support for Sarraj’s government and the efforts aiming to find political solution for the current conflict between the Libyan parties.

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