Libya’s government condemns air strikes

epa07692746 Migrants and authorities check the rubble of a destroyed detention center in Tripoli's, Libya, 03 July 2019. according to media reports, At least 44 people killed and 130 were injured after strike hit the Tajoura detention center held at least 600 refugees were attempting to reach Europe from Libya. The parties disputed didn't claimed any responsibility for the attack. EPA-EFE/STR

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Libya’s internationally recognised government on Monday condemned air strikes in the capital Tripoli and the southern desert which it said had caused civilian casualties, most of them women and children.

The Tripoli-based Government of National Accord (GNA) blamed its eastern-based rivals for the strikes. It did not say how many people had been killed and injured, but military forces aligned with the GNA said 14 people had died.

The eastern-based Libyan National Army (LNA) denied carrying out the strikes, blaming instead “indiscriminate bombardment” by their opponents.

The strikes mark the latest escalation in an air campaign as the LNA presses its military offensive on the outskirts of Tripoli and seeks to retain control over desert areas in the south.

Via USNEWS / Reuters 

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