UNITED STATES (OBSERVATORY NEWS) — At least 30 people were killed, most of them students, while 33 were injured as a result of an attack by Libyan leader Khalifa Haftar’s attack aircraft on a military academy dormitory in the Hadba region south of the capital. Tripoli.
A statement from the health center within the ministry of health said at least 30 people, most of them children, were killed and 33 were injured as a result of the attack late last night.
Hospital officials noted that most of the dead are aged 18-25.
Khalid al-Mahjub, an official of the Haftar forces, in a statement to local television, claimed that the academy in question had “educated tribal militia groups”.
An academy student, eyewitness, Abdulmelik Miftah Zeydan, 22, said in a statement to AA that after eating dinner the students gathered in the academy’s courtyard.
Libya’s capital, Tripoli, has been under attack by Khalifa Haftar militias for 10 months. In the capital, there is high expectation that the Turkish military will stop the militia attacks, following the approval of the motion by the Grand National Assembly of Turkey.
– Government calls for halting Haftar attacks in Tripoli –
Libya’s National Reconciliation Government (GNA), recognized by the United Nations (UN), has called for international action to halt attacks by eastern Libyan forces on civilians in the capital Tripoli.
In a statement, the GNA Foreign Ministry calls on the international community to bring Haftar and his associates to justice for crimes against humanity.
“This brutal and cowardly act in Tripoli tells the whole world that Haftar militias do not fight terrorism as they claim, but commit terrorism and violate international humanitarian law,” the ministry said.
According to the statement, Foreign Minister Mohamed Siala has instructed the UN’s Libyan Mission to demand the convening of an emergency UN Security Council meeting to condemn Haftar’s crimes in Tripoli.
Meanwhile, after the incident, the Supreme State Council declared a day of mourning.
Following the attack, in many cities including Tripoli, Misrata and Zuvvara, citizens staged protests against the attack on the Haftar soldier.
Since the fall of Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi in 2011, two power centers have emerged in Libya, one in eastern Libya largely supported by Egypt and the United Arab Emirates, and the other in Tripoli, which enjoys UN recognition. international.
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