By Libya Herald reporters.
Benghazi, 27 July 2017:
The Libyan National Army (LNA) claimed today that the surviving militants in Benghazi’s Sidi Akribesh area are wearing suicide vests.
A Saiqa Special Forces spokesman said that the militants had now been confined to a single building which contained a butchers, a shoe store and a coffee shop.
“Most of the terrorist elements trapped in the area” said the spokesman, “are wearing explosive belts for fear of being caught alive because of the lack of space between us and them”.
The LNA’s is continuing to struggle to defeat the last remaining militants 22 days after armed forces commander-in-chief Khalifa Hafter announced final victory
Meanwhile the explosives that the militants left behind them as they retreated through Suq Al-Hout and Sabri are still claiming victims. The latest was 33 year old Egyptian Shaaban Mohamed Ferghali who is reported to have stood on a landmine today in Sabri. He was taken to Jalaa hospital where his condition was this evening described as stable.