TRIPOLI, Feb. 4 (Xinhua) -- The Libyan eastern-based army's air force on Sunday attacked Chadian opposition militants in the southern town of Murzuk, some 900 km south of the capital.
"Fighter jets of the air force targeted gatherings of Chadian opposition on Libyan territory in the outskirts of Murzuk," the army's information office said in a statement later on Sunday.
"The strike, which took place today, was direct and caused the enemy who violates the Libyan sovereignty great losses of lives and equipment," the statement said.
The army, led by General Khalifa Haftar, has been launching a military campaign against terrorism and crime in the south since mid-January.
The army is allied with the eastern-based government, as the country is politically divided between two governments in the east and the west, both competing for legitimacy.