Libyan air force bombed a Greek oil tanker off the Lybian coast on Sunday, injuring some of its crew members and damaging a large part of the vessel, said a national army source.
A Libyan air force fighter jet attacked Greek oil tanker “Anwar 1” as it was docking off the shores of Sirte, some 500 km east of capital Tripoli, for suspicion of carrying arms and ammunition to terrorist groups, on the condition of anonymity.
“Sirte is out of the state’s control. It is dominated by the Islamic State, IS affiliated militants and militias of Libya Dawn,” the source said, adding that “therefore, we consider any land and sea movements or actions toward the city suspicious, unless such movements or actions are coordinated with the army.”
Meanwhile, Libyan air force commander Saqer al-Joroushi confirmed their warplanes’ attack on an unflagged ship off the Libyan port of Sirte after it was warned several times.