Libyan warplanes have bombarded positions belonging to the Daesh Takfiri terrorist group, which has been trying to expand its territories towards oilfields in the eastern parts of country.
On Tuesday, fighter jets of Libya’s internationally recognized government hit a “house in an industrial area south of Ajdabiya” city, where the terrorists were holding a meeting, AFP reported, citing an unnamed senior officer.
The airborne attack, preceded by other such raids last week, was part of a anti-terror campaign aimed at preventing militants from taking the city, which is currently in the hands of fighters loyal to the government, the officer added.
Daesh terrorists, who currently control the northern city of Sirte, are fighting both government forces and other rival factions that control the embattled city of Benghazi, located in the east of the country.
Meanwhile, a United Nations report said that the terror group was eager to reach and capture oil installations in Libya, but it lacked the capacity to take, hold and manage oilfields or refineries in the country.
The report added that Daesh “is only one player among multiple warring factions in Libya and faces strong resistance from the population as well as difficulties in building and maintaining local alliances.”
The Daesh terrorists, who were initially trained by the CIA in Jordan in 2012 to destabilize the Syrian government, now control parts of Syria and Iraq. They have been engaged in crimes against humanity in the areas under their control. The terror group exploited the chaos in Libya and tries to advance its terror agenda in the northern African country.
Libya has two rival governments vying for the control of the country, with one faction controlling the capital Tripoli, and the other, Libya’s internationally recognized government, governing the cities of Bayda and Tobruk.
Libyan factions have so far failed to reach an agreement that could lead to the formation of a unity government despite holding several rounds of UN-mediated talks in recent months.