BEIRUT, LEBANON (2:55 P.M.) – Two videos have been released over social media showing Libyan National Army forces – led by Field Marshal Kalifah Haftar – calling in airstrikes to blast pro-Islamic State militants out of a key city in the country’s east.
At the present time, pro-Haftar forces are engaged in an intense battle to drive ISIS-sympathizing and ISIS-affiliated fighters out of the city of Benghazi – Libya’s second largest city.
Which nation’s warplanes delivered the strikes shown in the videos remains unclear as pro-Haftar Libyan army units receive support from a a number of air forces in addition to their own including the Egyptian and United Arab Emirates air forces.
However, according to informed sources, the airstrikes were either carried out by the Libyan Air Force or United Arab Emirates Air Force.
Despite claims by Haftar back in July that Benghazi was freed from terrorists forces, the reality stands that jihadist militants continue to maintain a small presence in some of the city’s districts.