Libyan General Khalifa Haftar continues his siege of the city of Derna
Air strikes carried out on Derna as part of Khalifa Haftar's Operation Volcano begun back in May injured two civilians and destroyed two houses at the western entrance to the city.
|Operation Volcano is a siege of the city of Derna by sea and land begun last May to try to remove the Shura Council of Mujahideen in Derna from power. This group was instrumental in driving the Islamic State (IS) out of the city. However, Haftar considers them to be associated with Al Qaeda, even though they claim not to be. In any event he considers them terrorists and is trying to remove them from power as part of his Operation Dignity begun way back in 2014 with an attack on two Islamist camps in Benghazi and after that an attack on the parliament in Tripoli. Ever since the IS was driven out of Derna the city has been under constant bombardment as well as having supplies cut off by the siege.|