By Maha Suliman.
Benghazi, 15 November 2014:
Aircrafts under the command of the Libyan National Army (LNA) have carried out . . .[restrict]aristrikes on Benghazi’s Al-Nuran hotel and other positions as they attempt to push Ansar Al-Sharia from the centre of the city.
The Nuran hotel was one of the last positions held by Ansar Al-Sharia in the Sabri district where LNA forces have been battling over the past ten days to gain control of Benghazi’s seaport. Ansar Al-Sharia, one of the largest forces in the Benghazi Revolutionaries Shoura Council, had reportedly deployed a number of snipers at the hotel according to Mohammed Hejazi, an LNA spokesman.
Hejazi explained that the LNA had simultaneously bombed Benghazi’s Libyan Club on the corniche in Sabri. He said Ansar Al-Sharia fighters had been holed up there along with supplies of ammunition and weapons.
Hejazi also shed light on air-raids over Derna three days ago following suicide attacks carried out in Beida and Tobruk. Extremists from Derna are believed to have been responsible for the bombings.
He said LNA planes had attacked Derna’s former police academy building and structures close to a football pitch on a beach here militants were known to have stored weapons and ammunition.