Islamic terrorists who go by the name ‘Libya Dawn’ have carried out a bombing campaign on a civilian airport in western Libya. Once again, the name game is played here. The truth is these fighters are no different than other terrorist groups like ISIS. It was recently learned that ISIS joined with Ansar al-Sharia. No matter what Libya Dawn calls itself, it’s made up of terrorist just like the ones that make up those groups.
Here are some details about the bombing:
A spokesman for the provisional government that Libya Dawn has established in Tripoli said Tuesday night that its forces had used “two or three” Russian-made MIGs to hit a Zintan airstrip and another location where the city’s fighters had gathered.
The spokesman, Jamal Naji Zubia, accused Zintan’s militia of using the airstrip to import weapons, ammunition and military support.
A statement from the airport authority in Zintan said a warplane had bombed the airport around noon, just as a civilian flight was preparing to take off.
The attack “created panic among the passengers and families” and forced the cancellation of the flight, the statement said. It asked Libya’s internationally recognized government to condemn “this terrorist crime” and to “ensure accountability for those who carried it out so that it is not repeated again.”
Another report stated:
The airport of Zintan, the target of the Islamist airstrike, issued a statement saying: “A warplane conducted an air strike on the airport of Zintan while passengers were about to depart. Two flights were canceled for security [reasons].”
Limited damage was caused near the runway and there were no casualties, according to a Reuters report.
Defense officials from the eastern-based government accused the Tripoli faction of carrying out the attack. There was no immediate response from the Tripoli authorities.
Libya is increasingly divided, with Prime Minister Abdullah al-Thinni’’s recognized government and his allies locked in a conflict with a rival faction that took over the capital and established its own self-declared government.
The United Nations is negotiating a deal between the factions to stop the North African country’s slide into wider civil war, four years after the uprising that toppled leader Muammar Qaddafi.
Four years after the NATO-backed war toppled Qaddafi, Western governments fear Libya is sliding deeper into war as the rival factions battle for control and the country’s oil wealth.
For some reason, this clip from September 13, 2012 seems appropriate: