By Sami Zaptia.
London, 10 May 2020:
UNSMIL yesterday condemned Saturday’s fierce indiscriminate bombardment of several civilian sites in Tripoli by Khalifa Hafter’s Libyan National Army (LNA). It said the LNA’s indiscriminate bombing has killed more than 15 and injuring 50 civilians since 1 May. Libya’s internationally recognized government called international condemnations as ‘timid’.
Here is the full statement:
According to reports and in what has become an all too familiar but frightening spectacle, forces affiliated to the Libyan National Army (LNA) bombarded Mitiga airport today as a civilian plane was preparing to depart Tripoli.
The strikes caused damage to passenger aircrafts, fuel storage facilities, firefighting trucks, the passenger lounge, and with reported civilian casualties. These horrifying attacks occur on a regular basis in close proximity to civilian neighbourhoods.
Today’s heavy shelling is one in a series of indiscriminate attacks, most of which are attributable to pro-LNA forces, killing more than 15 and injuring 50 civilians since 1 May.
UNSMIL renews its strong condemnation of attacks impacting civilians and civilian infrastructure and reiterates its call for those responsible for crimes under international law to be brought to justice.
Tripoli government says Hafter’s heinous violations and crimes indicate near end of his bloody project to seize power. Insist will use all means to defeat him, no longer cares about timid international community condemnations