Libya warplane attacked trawler carrying gasoline to Benghazi


A Libyan warplane from the internationally recognised government attacked a fishing trawler carrying gasoline to the port of Benghazi this week after suspecting it was supplying Islamist militants, a military official said on Thursday.

There were no details about the ownership or origin of the vessel which military official Mohamed Hejazi said was attacked on Tuesday.

Forces from the government carried out an air strike on a Greek-operated oil tanker on Jan. 4, killing two crewmen.