Three Libya eastern fighters killed in drone strike

Three Libya eastern fighters killed in drone strike

Agency News

Tripoli , Sep 14 : Three members of Libya’s eastern force, including two commanders, were killed in a drone strike on Tarhuna city by terror groups, the Libyan National Army (LNA) said.

The LNA led by Field Marshal Khalifa Haftar, said on late Friday in a statement that it was feeling sorrow at the death of a colonel, captain and soldier, who were killed by the strike, reported.

The LNA spokesman, Col Ahmed Mismari, said on his Facebook page that the LNA had repelled an air attack, staged by terror groups on Al Jufra base in northern Libya.

Since the overthrow and killing of Libya's long-time leader Muammar Gaddafi in 2011, the country has been gripped by conflict. Libya is now divided between two governments, with the country’s eastern part controlled by the LNA, and the western part headed by the UN-backed Government of National Accord (GNA).

In April, the LNA launched an offensive to retake Tripoli from the forces loyal to the GNA. The latter, in its turn, has launched a counteroffensive, called Volcano of Rage. (UNI)