Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Libyan National Army MiGs and helicopters blasted convoys attacking the Oil Crescent

On the night of Dec. 6 to 7, 2016, a convoy of around 150 vehicles left Al Jufrah in central Libya and headed toward the country’s sprawling Oil Crescent — specifically, its vital oil terminals. The various armed technicals belonged to the Saraya Defend Benghazi — also known as Benghazi Defense Brigade — an Islamist militia group that formed in June 2016 to oppose the dominant Libyan National Army and its popular leader Gen. Khalifa Haftar. The offensive came just a day after pro-government forces liberated the Islamic State stronghold of Sirte. Members of the Petroleum Facilities Guard — Ibrahim Jadhran’s own armed group — claimed to have joined the convoy, which split into two sections as it approached the Oil Crescent. Not long after, many of the vehicles were wrecked and in flames.

When Militants Attacked Libya’s Oil Region, Regime Aircraft Struck Back Hard


  1. Is it yourself writes the similar articles for "War is Boring" and/or "War on the Rocks", or are they lifting your articles and adding the odd other photos? I'll admit I share on Pinterest, in shortened text myself, but keep seeing these photos, and texts on other sites, and not always sure its credited to yourself. Used to syndicated publications, but I assume this is a more personal site, and several others are using your photos and texts, and claiming, or simply implying, by giving no credit it is their own work. Keep up the great work, and I hope your country finds a sort of peace soon. Being born and raised in Northern Ireland, and now married, and living in northern France, I know just a little about civil wars, undeclared wars, and internal/external terrorism. Bon courage mon brave.

    1. Yes, this is my articles on "War is Boring" (never seen something similar on "War on the Rocks"). There is a copyright on the right top side of the blog, have you ever read it ? I spend time to find such pictures ...

      "Text and photos that accompany this blog articles can not be copied without prior agreement of the author. All rights reserved @Arnaud Delalande 2013-2016."

      I'm not Libyan, I'm French and live in France too ...