By Ajnadin Mustapha.
Tripoli, 17 February 2015:
Libya Dawn has launched two air strikes against Zintan today.
The first, at around noon, hit the . . .[restrict]edge of the town’s runway. The second, some four hours, later struck at the town centre. The first raid reportedly damaged the edge of the runway. Zintan officials said that it could easily be repaired.
In the second attack, at least one bomb hit the centre of the town. The authorities there claimed that there had been no casualties.
A Zintani official, Omar Abdel-Salam told the Libya Herald said that the strike came when a flight from Zintan was about to take off for Labraq and Tobruk. He said that the damage had been minor but that the attack has caused panic among travellers in the terminal. The flight, on which there had been Egyptian nationals seeking to quit Libya, had been cancelled.
The second strike targeted the centre of Zintan. However officials insisted there had been no casualties. First reports were that the warplane involved in the attacks was a Mig 23. However sources later told this newspaper that the aircraft had been a SIAI Marchetti. [/restrict]