Egyptian warplanes destroy 12 arms-laden vehicles en route to western Libya

Egyptian warplane F-16 (internet)

Egyptian air strikes destroyed 12 vehicles loaded with arms, ammunition and explosive material trying to cross the border from Libya, the army spokesman was quoted by Reuters as saying on Tuesday.

The air force acted after hearing that “criminal elements” had gathered to try and cross the western boundary, the army statement said, without giving details on exactly where or when the strikes took place, Reuters added.

Egypt is the ally of Khalifa Haftar and eastern forces as well as the eastern government and its House of Representatives.

Egypt had carried out many airstrikes on Derna, Benghazi and reportedly elsewhere in support for Haftar’s Operation Dignity.

Last Month, Egypt carried out a number of airstrikes on Derna and other locations for Benghazi Defence Brigades and others forces it accuses of being terrorists in retaliation of the attack by IS on Coptic Christians in Egypt.

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