The Address | Benghazi – Libya
UBARI – At least one person was killed, and another injured after an air strike carried out by an unidentified aircraft on the city of Ubari south of Libya on Wednesday night.
A Spokesperson for the Almshroo’ Operations Room in Ubari confirmed that an unidentified plane targeted one of a house located in the “Sharab” neighborhood of Ubari, where an extremist group was meeting.
“When the car entered the house, the plane targeted it, killing one person and wounding another, while the others ran away.” The Spokesperson added.
According to an eye-witness neighbor, a group of men brought their dead colleague with the wounded out of the house and then the headed to an unknown location.
“One of the neighbors reported that the plane was hovering “Sharab” neighborhood since sunset time the same day,” the neighbor said. “When a car entered the house after the Isha’ prayer, the plane fired a missile at the yard of the house, which hit the car only and its shrapnel spread on the walls of the house, which caused the fall of one of the walls.” He added.
The eye-witness neighbor said, “after a few moments, the group that was inside the house climbed the walls of a neighbors’ house, while some of them came out of a hole that the group had inside the house by pushing the room air conditioner and exited through it.”
“Later, a speeding car came and took the dead man and the others and drove them away to unknown destination.” He concluded.
Since January 2018, the United States Africa Command (AFRICOM) said they conducted several separate airstrikes against targets in south and west of Libya.
An airstrike was near Ubari, on March 24, killing “two al-Qa’ida terrorists”, including Musa Abu Dawud, a high ranking al-Qa’ida in the Lands of the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) official, an airstrike near Bani Walid, on June 6, killing “four ISIS-Libya militants”, and an airstrike against al-Qa’ida in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) approximately 50 miles southeast of Bani Walid, Libya, killing “one terrorist”, on June 13, according to AFRICOM.
East Libya, Cyrenaica, is under the control of the Libyan National Army (LNA), while the major parts of the west and south of Libya remain under the control of the internationally-backed Prudential Council, based in Tripoli.