By Ajnadin Mustafa.
Tripoli, 11 August 2014:
Reports that the Brega Oil and Gas Marketing Company’’s fuel depot on the capital’s . . .[restrict]Airport Road had today again been attacked have been denied by the company’s spokesman, Fathi Al-Darhubi, speaking from Gharian. “The tanks were not hit today,” he told the Libya Herald, refuting claims from a Zintani source that they had again been targeted.
Only yesterday, two and a half weeks after they were first hit by missiles, was the fire finally extinguished – according to Darhubi, because all the petrol had been burned up.
It latter transpired that the black smoke seen hanging over Tripoli as far as Janzour this afternoon, apparently coming from the direction of the fuel depot, in fact came from further away – from the airport’s fuel depot to the south of Tripoli International Airport. It was this that was hit, by missiles fired by unknown forces.
Meanwhile residents in Janzour said they feared renewed shelling tonight following the news that Libyan Revolutionaries Operation Room forces have been gathering in Zawia today ahead of a planned assault on the Warshefana in cooperation with the Fursan Janzour Brigade. As of late evening today, however, no action had started. Reports in Zawia speak of a seemingly uncoordinated force there awaiting further reinforcements.
In the Warshefana area, however, it is been claimed that a the peace deal with the Zawia, agreed three days ago, is holding. It had already resulted in an exchange of prisoners, a source said, adding that it had been mediated by Warfalla elders mainly from Bani Walid.
The latter agreed their own peace deal with Zawia in June.
In addition, the Warshefana are claiming to have captured Scud missiles when they took Camp 27 last week. A deputy commander of the Warshefana forces told this newspaper that there was no intention to use them and that they would be handed over to the army when there was an army able to receive them. However, in what appeared to be a thinly veiled threat,he noted that from Zahra and Azziziya they could hit Misrata.
For its part, Misrata is also thought to possess Scuds.