Libyan air force loyal to renegade General Khalifa Haftar bombed Islamist militia bases in the eastern city of Benghazi on Wednesday a day after the leader of a group inspired by al-Qaeda described Haftar as an “agent” and vowed to fight him.

A Reuters witness and an air force official in Benghazi said two jets bombed a base belonging to the February 17th Brigade, one of the Islamist-leaning armed groups operating in the eastern city.

“Air raids targeted a camp of the February 17 Martyrs Brigades, hitting it with two missiles,” ex-rebel Ahmed al-Jazaoui told AFP. […]