09:09 - 03/06/2017
It managed a Libyan National Army forces, stationed in the east of the country, control of strategic cities, in the desert Jufrah region and clashed with hostile factions after launching massive air raids in the region.
The Libyan National Army seeks to expand its control over areas of central and southern Libya, where it competes with linked UN-backed government in Tripoli and other opponents of forces.
The clashes took place between the forces loyal to the Libyan National Army and Defense Brigades from Benghazi, a force of Islamist fighters and others, they stepped back in front of the Libyan National Army progress last year in the city of Benghazi in the east of the country.
The spokesman said the Libyan national army spokesman, Ahmed cuneiform, said 12 fighters from both sides, were killed. He added that the Libyan National Army extend its control over the cities of "Dan" and "Hun" and "Suknh", has not yet controlled Jufrah air base west of the "Dan."
It showed footage of Fido "Dan", which entered the Libyan National Army battalion corner, burning cars on the side of the road and a number of bodies lying on the ground.
Progress came after the military and officials said residents belonging to the forces of the national army fighter jets launched massive air strikes, on Thursday night, on Jufrah.
Egypt also launched, during the past week, air strikes on Jufrah in addition to the city of Derna in eastern Libya. Egypt said that these raids targeted militants linked to an attack on Christians in the province of Minya in Egypt, although analysts said the raids were apparently aimed at helping Khalifa Haftar the Libyan National Army commander.
Said cuneiform, they concluded that two prominent Egyptian militants working in the tuber and phone calls via satellite conducted between Minya and tuber before the attack.
Located Jufrah just over 500 kilometers south-west of Benghazi, and within the same distance southeast of Tripoli. He said that the national army cuneiform will move then towards Bani Walid, which is located northwest of the city Jufrah.
He said that the cuneiform National Army forces as soon as the control of the military base Jufrah control will move west to Bani Walid gradually, given the severe seriousness posed by the region.
The recent escalation in violence in the desert areas of central Libya, after the killing of dozens of pro-National Army fighters last month in an attack on the "Barak beach" air base near Sabha southwest of Alajafrh.anthy / 25 m