, Haftar's second operation, the approach was almost identical.
Regarding the army's land advance, with the knowledge of the Libyan army, in Darnah
, it has not been decided yet.
Last week, Human Rights Watch documented at least 250 "politically-motivated assassinations" in Benghazi and nearby Darnah
He added that once Benghazi is under the full control of the security forces, the next operation would be in the Islamists' stronghold of Darnah
to the east.
Meanwhile, Fox News has also learned that the United States had multiple intelligence agents in the area for months and unarmed drones flew nightly over Benghazi nearly every night last summer, while also monitoring other Libyan port cities like Darnah
. These same sources say the U.S.
When a small band of Islamist rebels took to streets in Benghazi and Darnah
the Obama administration backed the UN resolution to allow NATO to help the rebels imposing a no-fly-zone over Libya, a decision to help the rebellion to depose Colonel Gaddafi.
On Monday, December 12, protestors gathered in Benghazi to voice their objections to the government, demanding for the first time the resignation of NTC president Mustafa Abdul Jalil, among others, and a cleansing of all former Gaddafi-era officials, to be replaced by "the people." Protests have reportedly spread to Misrata and Darnah
(see MER 13/12/11).
and international military support--reportedly led an anti-Gadhafi rebel militia known as the "Darnah
Brigade" from the Libyan city of the same name.
A total of 662 Nepali workers employed by South Korea's A-One construction company left the Libyan town Darnah
on Wednesday for the closest Egyptian town Sallum, about 250 kilometers away, the Republica said, quoting a Nepali migrant worker who was among those being evacuated.
Roughly 70 miles east of Benghazi, in the port of Darnah
, one witness said that five had died in clashes with the police on Feb 24 but that by Feb 20 the protesters had set fire to the security headquarters and the police had fled.
"We have been living in Darnah
for one and a half years, and we have faced serious problems in recent days," the Acar family said.
Last night fighting broke out in the cities of Al-Bayda, Ajdabiya, Zawiya and Darnah
with eye-witnesses reporting Molotov cocktails, rifles and even antique Arabic sabres being used by demonstrators.