By Maha Ellawati.
Benghazi, 28 May 2016:
Benghazi Medical Centre was again under mortar attack today, the fifth time this week. A small . . .[restrict]shell exploded near the hospital kitchen area, reportedly causing some material damage but no injuries.
The attack came as the UN Special Envoy Martin Kobler described attacks on the hospital as a war crime.
“Disturbing reports that benghazi medical center was shelled. Civilian objects like hospitals must be protected. Attacking them is a war crime,” he tweeted today.
The BMC was also shelled yesterday, although again there were fortunately no injuries.
All the shellings are believed to be carried out either by the Benghazi Revolutionaries Shoura Council which includes Ansar Al-Sharia or by the so-called Islamic State. However, the Libyan National Army (LNA), and increasingly the bulk of people in Benghazi, lump both together and label them all as IS.
Today also saw mortars hitting sites in Hay Salam, Salmani, Sidi Younis, and Ard Zwawa. Again there were no injuries. The shells that hit Salmani were reported to have been fired from Sabri district, with the result that LNA jets this afternoon bombed locations there and in Suq Al-Hout. [/restrict]