Heavy clashes continued overnight in central Benghazi’s Sabri district as well as in Hawari in the south and Leithi in the south east . . .[restrict]of the city.
Random mortars also continue to fall in residential areas.
Yesterday, a missile hit protestors in Kish Square, killing at least one man, named Ali Khalifa Al-Soei and wounding several others. Another local resident, 15-year-old Anwar Mohamed Elabbar Abdulokel, was killed in random shelling in the area. Altogether 19 people were wounded in shelling, again mainly random, in Kish and taken to either Jalaa Hospital or the Benghazi Medical Centre, itself again hit by a missile during the week.
The attack in Kish Square has been blamed on the Benghazi Revolutionaries’ Shoura Council (BRSC). It is unclear if that particular shelling was random or intentional.
Jalaa Hospital, where most of the injured were taken, is under even greater pressure following the mass resignation of some 18 foreign staff because of security fears coupled with failure of a promised pay rise to materialise.
Meanwhile there are unconfirmed reports that a Jihadi cleric from Saudi Arabia, named as Abu A’amir al-Jazrawy, operating with the BRSC, was killed yesterday in Sabri.