The Address | Benghazi – Libya
SEBHA – The southern Libyan city of Sebha witnessed today a bloody attack by a terrorist group that resulted in the killing of seven soldiers from the Libyan National Army, one soldier was slaughtered, another was burned, while the rest were shot by a bullet to the head or chest.
Local sources in the city told The Libyan Address Journal that extremists and Chadian opposed attacked the LNA Sebha training center north of the city at dawn today. They were confronted by a unit of the Libyan National Army.
“After the hours of clashes, terrorist groups withdrew to the south.” The source added.
Former undersecretary at the Libyan Foreign Ministry, Hassan al-Saghir, said the group that attacked Sebha at dawn today is the same group that attacked Tamanhint airport on April 18, and it follows the so-called South Protection Force, funded by the Tripoli-based government of Fayez al-Sarraj.
The attack comes after statements by Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the leader of the Islamic State terrorist organization
Al-Baghdadi said in a released video that ISIS elements in Libya proved that they are able to “take the initiative,” despite the loss of the important strongholds in the country after the LNA liberated Benghazi, Derna, and the entire southern Libya.