The Egyptian air forces bombed a car for four Libyans from Al-Baida city, eastern Libya, while they were driving for a hunting trip nearby Al-Jaghboub region, south Tobruk said Libya Prospect.
Three were killed in the airstrike and the fourth one survived, according to sources from Al-Baida city.
The bodies of Husam Al-Jelani Al-Sheikhi, Mutaz Salem Bolhasea, and Salem Efkereen brought to Tobruk medical hospital and they are expected to arrive in Al-Baida.
It ıs noteworthy that General Khalifa Haftar has stated in a press release that the Egyptian army is the most responsible for protecting the eastern borders of Libya.
Moreover, the Defense Ministry in the UN-backed government indicated that “foreign warplanes have played a key role in defeating Petroleum Facilities Guards forces,” reported Libya Observer.
The Petroleum Facilities Guard (PFG) -led by Ibrahim Jadhran- have withdrawn from the Oil Crescent region in east Libya, hours after retaking Sidra and Ras Lanuf oil terminals from Haftar’s militia known as the Libyan National Army led (LNA).
Libya Observer cited local media which reported that the “PFG accused Egypt and the UAE of bombing their forces near the residential district of Ras Lanuf. Four PFG fighters were killed in the airstrikes.”
The Libyan National Army (LNA) led by Haftar had taken over oil facilities in eastern Libya from Petroleum Facilities Guards, a rival militia force allied to the UN-backed government in the capital, Tripoli.
Haftar is a military figure that is backed by the Tobruk government, based in eastern Libya and refuses to recognize the U.N.-backed government. He enjoys the support of several Arab nations, including Egypt, the United Arab Emirates, and Jordan, as well as western countries such as France.
Weeks ago, Haftar started extending his power in the east with the assistance of the Egyptian Armed Forces.
An Egyptian Diplomat: At a Certain Moment Egypt should Intervene militarily in Libya
Despite al-Sisi’s support to Gen. Khalifa Haftar in more than one occasion and the latest news transferred mainly by the Libyan media on Egypt’s airstrikes, an unexpected statement has been released by an Egyptian diplomat when he said that Egyptian military has to intervene in Libya.
Libya Prospect cited the assistant of the Egyptian Foreign Minister, Ahmed Al-Quesni saying to Alwasat website that, in a precise moment, the Egyptian leadership has to intervene militarily in Libya.
This would be for securing the borders through air surveillance and monitoring operations that needed for military and security reasons in Libya including the Libyan Sea port, according to Al-Quesni’s words.
He considered that if Egypt is involved in the equation then the situation will be changed in Libya and the westerners will not attack the Libyan grounds.