Skip to comments.Libyan fighter jets hit suspected smugglers in southern military zone
Posted on 12/19/2012 7:12:30 PM PST by BlackVeil
Libyan airforce jets hit a camp being used by suspected smugglers on Tuesday morning, less than 48 hours after large swathes of the south were declared closed military zones.
According to Al-Jazeera, the strike took place close to the border with Chad and Sudan, not far from Kufra. It is not reported if there have been any casualties.
Last week, Prime Minister Ali Zeidan announced that any caravan or group crossing the border other than at official frontier posts would dealt with by aircraft or by land forces.
On Sunday evening, the National Congress passed a resolution declaring the south closed and announcing that the borders with Niger, Chad, Sudan and Algeria would be temporarily closed.
GNC members passed the exceptional legislation with a majority of 136, designating the areas around Ghadamis, Ghat, Awbari, Al-Shati, Sebha, Murzuq and Kufra as closed zones of military operations.
A military governor will also be appointed for the south by the Ministry of Defence following consultations with the Congress. It is also understood that the plans include closing all but certain roads and pathways to civilian traffic to enable security forces to more accurately identify illegal activity.
The legislation comes in the wake of months of sporadic unrest in the remote south ...
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Don't know either, but there was and is a lot of racial aggression with the Arabs against the blacks who were primarily workers under the Qaddafi regime. Wouldn't be surprised if the Libyans were eliminating "objectionable" populations in the South.
Yeah most air forces bomb smuglers why it’s SOP
Next here will be artillery barrage onto pick pocket congregations
I agree. Tanks will used against illegally parked cars. It is the only way.
It does seem excessive.
It sure sounds like they know how to secure their southern border - any chance we could borrow that bunch for a while?
You know, I was thinking the same thing.