By Noora Ibrahim.
Benghazi, 1 August 2014:
Operation Dignity forces last night launched air strikes against what they claim to be an Ansar . . .[restrict]Al-Sharia base in Ajdabiya. Air Force Brigadier-General Saqr Geroushi, the commander of Operation Dignity’s air forces, told the Libya Herald that his aircraft had hit the compound of a Chinese construction company camp in the town which had been taken over by Ansar and was being used as an arms depot and base for its operations in Benghazi.
According to a source in the town, a number of people had been killed in the raids as weapons exploded. For his part, Geroushi said he did not know if anyone had died or been injured in the assault but that it was not finished. “It will continue,” he declared. It was a sign to people in Ajdabiya that Operation Dignity was determined to root out and destroy Ansar in their town, he said.
He also claimed that Ansar had been taking their wounded from the fighting in Benghazi to the hospital in Ajdabiya which, he said, the Islamists had taken over. The severely wounded were then being taken from there to Misrata and flown to Turkey, he alleged.
Genroushi’s claim about the hospital and transfer of Ansar’s wounded cannot be confirmed at present. [/restrict]