By Ajnadine Mustafa.
Tripoli, 29 January 2015:
In continued fighting in western Libya between Libya Dawn and Zintani and Washefani forces allied to . . .[restrict]the Libyan National Army (LNA), Libya Dawn today used air power for the first time to strike at its opponents.
There is some dispute, however, as to the aircraft used and where the action took place. According to pro-Libya Dawn media, “war planes” hit the Zintani and Washefani positions in the Bir Ghanem area.
Confirming the attack, a source at the Zintan Operation Room said that the aircraft had been a helicopter out of which explosives had been dropped. There had been no damages and no one was hurt, he said, alleging that the helicopter was an air ambulance. The action, he further claimed, had been south of Zawia. [/restrict]