By Noora Ibrahim, Moutaz Ahmed and Aimen Amzein.
Benghazi, 4 July 2014:
Seven people have lost their lives and two . . .[restrict]were injured in Benghazi yesterday as violence continues despite the start of Ramadan.
Retired Air Defence Colonel Faraj Abdul Rahim Al-Warfali was killed after he was shot several times by unknown gunmen. He was pronounced dead on arrival at Benghazi Medical Centre (BMC), a source there told the Libya Herald.
Translator Al-Siddiq Al-Juweli, who worked for Interpol, was shot and killed in Benghazi’s Leithi district. He was shot several times and taken to BMC. Further information about his murder is yet to emerge.
In the early hours of yesterday morning four others were killed and two injured during a bombing raid by Operation Dignity over Gunfudah, Gwarsha, Garyounis, Sidi Faraj and Hawari. It is not known whether the casualties were caused by Operation Dignity or by forces on the ground returning fire.
Faraj Idris Al-Araby and Hassan Younis Al-Araby were killed in their home in Gar Yunis by shrapnel from a projectile which hit a nearby car. Their family members Mohammed Idris Al-Araby and Hisham Idris Al-Araby were also injured in the blast and have been taken to BMC where they are said to be in a stable condition.
The bodies of two others who have not been named have been taken to BMC after a projectile hit their car as they were driving in Benghazi’s Hawari district, a source at the hospital has said. They were pronounced dead on arrival and as of yet have not been identified.