The exact targets of the attack were initially unclear. Residents also reported sustained rifle fire from machine guns and anti-aircraft guns.
at the beginning of April, the renegade Libyan General Khalifa Haftar of the Libyan National army (LNA) had started a push on Tripoli, the seat of the internationally widely recognized unit of government. Loyal to the government troops and units Haftars deliver since then fierce battles for control of the Libyan capital. Most of the battles take place on the ground, occasionally, there are also air attacks.
The LNA sent also a ship of war in the oil port of Ras Lanuf in the East of the country, which she confirmed for the first time. The patrol boat “Alkarama” had been sent as part of an Exercise and to secure the oil installations, said a LNA speaker.
The LNA control the oil ports in the East of the country, as well as the oil fields. The management, however, lies more with the state oil company NOC, as foreign crude oil buyer only want to do this, you long-known company shops. Haftar was among the 2011 deposed head of state Muammar Gaddafi General. He enjoys the support of the United Arab Emirates and Egypt, which helped him with air attacks when you take control in the East of Libya. Both countries have the LNA according to the UN Reports, supported with military equipment, including helicopters, and even a military airport built.
According to the world health organization, WHO were killed in the Fighting so far, about 280 people and more than 1300 people were injured.
In Libya ever since the overthrow of Libyan ruler Muammar al-Gaddafi in 2011, Chaos. The government in Tripoli is weak and has large parts of the country under control. Haftar supports a rival government in the East of Libya.