Jet bombs Islamist base in Libya's eastern city of Benghazi amid renegade general's offensive

A senior Libyan military official in Benghazi says an air force aircraft has bombed positions held by Islamic militants in the eastern city.

The official says Sunday's bombing targeted a base of the militia group called February 17 and the area of Sidi Faraj, where members of the extremist group Ansar al-Shariah are located.

An official from Ansar al-Shariah said no one was hurt in the bombing and claimed that one of two rockets fired by the aircraft hit a car dealership.

The aircraft belong to a renegade general leading a military campaign against Islamists dominating Libya's political scene. Gen. Khalifa Hifter has vowed to crush the Islamists and many military units back him.

Both officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to speak to journalists.