A plane carrying Constitutional Drafting Assembly members to Kufra was forced to make an emergency landing at a nearby oilfield airstrip on 18 June after the Kufra airport received anonymous threats that the plane would be shot down.

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The rhetoric on both sides of Operation Dignity intensified on 15 June, when Haftar said that all “terrorists” coming to Libya should leave now or “die here.” In turn, the Grand Mufti called for “revolutionaries” to wage jihad against Haftar and his followers. Heavy fighting in Benghazi and Dignity attacks on boats in the ports of Benghazi and Derna ensued.

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