By Libya Herald reporter.
Tripoli, 19 November 2014:
It is reported that Adel Ghariani, the head of the political department of the Libyan . . .[restrict]Revolutionaries Operations Room, was wounded today in fighting with Zintani forces near Gwalish, south of Kikla and some 30 kilomtres south west of Gharian.
Although serious, the injury sustained by Ghariani is not thought to be life-threatening.
Meanwhile an officer at the Zintan Operations Room said that fighting had been taking place at Bu Sheiba, east of Bir Ghanem, with Ghariani and Zawia units of Libya Dawn. He said that his forces were “holding up” and were expecting air force support.
There was fighting in Bu Sheiba over a month ago but the Zintanis pulled back, supposedly, they claimed, to concentrate forces on capturing Kikla. Libya Dawn claimed at the time it was because they were forced out.
The Zintani officer also said Libya Dawn forces had yesterday tried to take the Wattayah airbase on the road from Jmail to the Jebel Nafusa, controlled by the Zintanis. Forty vehicles carrying Libya Dawn forces had arrived at the base but had been driven back, he claimed. [/restrict]