By Ibrahim Drissi.
Benghazi, 2 August 2016:
Libyan National Army (LNA) planes targeted the west Derna today, attacking a house in Saida Khadija district supposedly being used by the Derna Mujahideen Shoura Council as an arms store. According to Abdulkarim Sabra, the spokesman for LNA’s Omar Mukhtar Operations Room, the house was destroyed. However, it is also reported that a child, an elderly man and one other man in the house next door were injured during the raid. The child is aid to have been seriously wounded.
Last month, the Omar Mukhtar Operations Room commander, Brigadier Kamal Al-Jabali, announced that places believed to be in the hands of the mujahideen would be bombed. He warned locals either to seize and disarm the militants, or leave.
The local member of the House of Representatives, Intisar Shennaib, is meanwhile trying to broker a ten-day moratorium on the seige of the town by the LNA in order to give the local council and elders time to try and convince the mujahideen to surrender their weapons and hand the town over to the army.