At Least 43 Killed in an Air Raid in Libya
There were many dead and injured in an air raid in Libya. The government blames the forces of General Haftar.
In any event, 43 individuals were executed and 61 injured during the shelling of the city of Mursuk in southern Libya.
This was reported by local council member Mohammed Omar. There were no official statements at first. The incident took place on Sunday. Libya’s internationally recognized government in Tripoli blamed the forces of Libyan General Khalifa Haftar.
Haftar’s self-proclaimed Libyan National Army (LNA) said she had attacked “gangs” in Mursuk backed by terrorists. Haftar had requested a hostile on the capital Tripoli in April to drive the administration from that point. He is allied with a rival government in the east of the North African civil war country. Since the offensive, more than 100,000 people have been displaced, according to the UN.
Local MP Rahma Abu Bakr said the airstrike had turned against a residential area. He was in retaliation for the resistance of the local Tubu tribe against Haftar’s troops. The General’s supporters had advanced from the east of the country in the spring to the far south of Libya and had controlled large areas with their allies.
In oil-rich Libya, since the overthrow of long-time ruler Muammar al-Gaddafi in 2011, civil war chaos has been raging, with numerous militias battling for influence. Haftar and his army are trying to gain control of Libya.