From the Libyan Press: Warplanes Strike Fajr Libya Positions in Bin Jawad
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Erem News – 26 January 2015
An official spokesman for the Petroleum Facilities Guard (PFG) confirms the Guard has worked with Libyan Air Force aircraft to repel the “Operation Dawn” attacks waged by militias against the Sidra Oil Terminal.
Tripoli –Libyan Air Force fighters hit Fajr Libya militia positions in the Bin Jawad region amid clashes at the Sidra Oil Terminal facility between the Oil Facilities Guards and Fajr Libya fighters who were deliberately targeting the port with missiles, several of which fell near oil storage tanks, according to military sources.
The source reported that a warplane struck a convoy of Fajr Libya militias heading towards Sidra, saying that the airstrikes inflicted heavy losses of life and equipment on the militias, as military reinforcements moved into the area.
PFG spokesman Ali Hasi confirmed that the Guard acted in cooperation with the Libyan Air Force to strike the militias whose “Operation Dawn” attacks targeted the Sidra Oil Terminal, and that the operation forced the militias to retreat, with dozens of killed and injured.
The Libyan Army’s Wadi Al-Ahmar operations room announced early this January that the northern Bin Jawad region is a closed military zone and ordered its evacuation “due to the ongoing military operations to uproot armed groups from a region that has become a safe haven for those waging attacks against oil facilities.”
The Bin Jawad region, located between Ras Lanouf on the east and Sirte on the West, has seen mass displacements, with most residents forced from their homes following the arrival of the Fajr Libya militias.