Established by Fathi Ibrahim Bayoud 2005 - Homs

Car bomb kills two soldiers in eastern Libya

The Arab World | 2018-05-22 15:49:00
Car bomb kills two soldiers in eastern Libya
At least two army personnel loyal to military commander Khalifa Haftar, who is backed by Libya’s Tobruk-based parliament, were killed Tuesday in a car-bomb attack in eastern Libya.

Libya’s Channel 218 television station reported that the car bomb blew up near Gate 60 outside the town of Ajdabiya, where forces loyal to Haftar are deployed.

According to the broadcaster, the attack killed two soldiers from Haftar’s 152nd Battalion.

No group has yet claimed responsibility for Tuesday’s attack, but the Daesh terrorist organization has reportedly carried out similar attacks in the past.

In March, the same gate was attacked by a Daesh suicide bomber who managed to kill three soldiers loyal to Haftar.

Libya has remained dogged by turmoil since 2011, when a bloody NATO-backed uprising ended with the ouster and death of President Muammar Gaddafi after more than four decades in power.

Since then, the country’s stark political divisions have yielded two rival seats of power -- in Tobruk and Tripoli -- and a host of heavily-armed militia groups.
Anadolu Agency
Comments (0)

Post Your Comments

fill all fields below
*This confirmation code will prevent auto submit
X :Latest News
What hope for Syria’s refugee children ‘the dreamers’ waiting in doorways in Lebanon?      Heavy fighting in Libyan capital      Hezbollah warns US plan could naturalise Palestinian diaspora      France's Yellow Vest protesters clash with police as turnout abates      Sudan military chief visits Egypt, first trip Since Bashir's ouster      Iran can sink U.S. warships with 'secret weapons', military official says      Turkey sends weapons to Syrian rebels facing Russian-backed assault: Syrian sources      Sudanese protesters call for strike amid divisions with army