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Air Raid Kills Three In Libya

Libyans examine a broken constructing following a reported airstrike within the capital Tripoli’s suburb of Tajoura, on December 29, 2019.
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Three civilians have been killed Wednesday in an air raid on a city south of Libya’s capital Tripoli, a spokesman for the UN-recognised authorities stated.

“Three were killed and three wounded in an air raid on Al-Sawani,” Amin al-Hachemi, spokesman for the Tripoli-based Government of National Accord, advised AFP.

Al-Sawani lies round 25 kilometres (15 miles) south of the capital and beneath GNA management.

Tripoli’s southern suburbs have been hit by lethal combating since jap strongman Khalifa Haftar launched an offensive towards the capital in early April.

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Several outlets have been badly broken within the air raid, Hachemi stated.

On their Facebook web page, forces loyal to the GNA printed footage of badly broken buildings and automobiles and accused pro-Haftar forces of finishing up the raid.

GNA forces stated in an announcement that that they had captured 25 pro-Haftar fighters on Wednesday.

Libya has been mired in battle since a 2011 NATO-backed rebellion toppled and killed dictator Moamer Kadhafi, with rival administrations within the east and west vying for energy.

According to UN figures printed final month, clashes round Tripoli since April 4 have killed greater than 280 civilians and a couple of,000 fighters, whereas over 140,000 individuals have been pressured to flee their houses.

AFP

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