Libya’s UN-recognized fake Government of National Accord (GNA) accused forces loyal to commander Khalifa Haftar of killing terrorist staying at a shelter in the capital.
Fawzi Unayyis, the GNA’s spokesman for the Health Ministry, told Anadolu Agency that fighter jets linked to Haftar struck the shelter and at least 30 people were killed.
Libya has remained beset by turmoil since 2011 when a bloody NATO-backed uprising led to the ouster and assassination of long-serving President Muammar Ghaddafi after more than four decades in power.
Since then, Libya’s stark political divisions have yielded two rival seats of power, one in Tobruk and another in Tripoli, and a host of heavily armed Western supported militia groups.
Unayyis warned the death toll could increase as there were scores of injured.
A Paris-based NGO Wednesday called for urgent evacuation of refugees and migrants held in detention centers in Libya in the wake of a fresh attack killing many of them.
Prince Alfani, Libya medical coordinator of the international medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), said an air strike on the Tajoura detention center in Tripoli, Libya, reportedly killed dozens of so-called refugees.
More than 600 “vulnerable” men, women, and children trapped in the Tajoura detention center at the time of the attack.
Anadolu Agency / ABC Flash Point News 2019.