By Ibrahim Drissi
Benghazi, 8 September 2016:
Thirteeen members of Saiqa Special Forces are were said to have been killed this morning in an attack by terrorists on a checkpoint near the entrance to Benghazi’s Gwarsha district.
According to Saiqa, the attackers arrived by car, got out and started shooting. It is believed that all were also killed but there has been no announcement as to their numbers.
Several other Saiqa soldiers were also wounded in the attack, but again there are no details so far.
Because of a ghibli (sandstorm) in Benghazi, no military aircraft were flying at the time and it is believed the terrorists took advantage of this to launch their attack.
The gate was the scene of another attack last month when a suicide bomber drove a explosive-laden vehicle into an army position. At least 23 soldiers died and over 70 wounded injured.