Led by renegade General Khalifa Haftar, the Libyan warplanes raided Islamist extremists-held pockets in the eastern city of Benghazi, an army spokesman told Al Arabiya News Channel Friday.

The army targeted Sidi Faraj and al-Qawarsheh in Benghaz and destroyed an ammunition warehouse belonging to the militants in the northeastern port city of Derna, spokesman Mohammed al-Hijazi said.

The raid comes as Libya’s outgoing premier Abdullah al-Thinni travelled on Thursday to Benghazi, hit by heavy fighting between irregular forces and Islamists for the last three weeks. […]