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3 civilians killed, 8 injured in new airstrikes by Haftar's warplanes
2019-10-24
[Libya Observer] New Arclight airstrike
...KABOOM!...
s by Khalifa Haftar
...Self-proclaimed Field Marshal, served in the Libyan army under Muammar Qadaffy, and took part in the coup that brought Qadaffy to power in 1969. He became a prisoner of war in Chad in 1987. While held prisoner, he and his fellow officers formed a group hoping to overthrow Qadaffy, so it's kind of hard to describe him as a Qadaffy holdover. He was released around 1990 in a deal with the United States government and spent nearly two decades in the United States, gaining US citizenship. In 1993, while living in the United States, he was convicted in absentia of crimes against the Jamahiriya and sentenced to death. Haftar held a senior position in the anti-Qadaffy forces in the 2011 Libyan Civil War. In 2014 he was commander of the Libyan Army when the General National Congress (GNC) refused to give up power in accordance with its term of office. Haftar launched a campaign against the GNC and its Islamic fundamentalist allies. His campaign allowed elections to take place to replace the GNC, but then developed into a civil war. Guess you can't win them all...
's forces have targeted a civilian residential neighborhood in al-Asfah street in al-Ramla near Tripoli
...a confusing city, one end of which is located in Lebanon and the other end of which is the capital of Libya. Its chief distinction is being mentioned in the Marine Hymn...
Airport Road in the Libyan capital, killing three civilians and injuring eight others, sources from the Health Ministry of the Presidential Council's government confirmed Wednesday.

The sources indicated that the injured civilians had been sent to a field hospital in al-Sawani area to get first aid medications before being sent to in-capital hospitals.

According to the sources, four of the injured persons were at death's door while the other four were somehow stable.

According to the media office of the Volcano of Rage Operation of the Presidential Council's government, the attack on the civilians was carried out by a UAE drone that was provided for Haftar's forces to bombard Tripoli.

This comes one day after Haftar's forces have targeted a residential building in Salah al-Deen in southern Tripoli, killing two sisters and injuring the rest of the family.

Haftar's forces have become more encouraged in their use of airpower on civilian targets over the last period with three deadly attacks taking the lives of several civilians, including seven children, in less than 30 days.

Related:
Khalifa Haftar: 2019-10-19 Grand Mufti: Libya has the right to launch tit-for-tat attacks on the UAE
Khalifa Haftar: 2019-10-19 UN renews its demand for the release of MP Seham Sergiwa and all those forcibly disappeared in Libya
Khalifa Haftar: 2019-10-19 LNA Spox: Misrata air defense storage facilities targeted with air strikes
Related:
Tripoli Airport: 2019-10-17 Scores of casualties from Haftar's forces in violent clashes in southern Tripoli
Tripoli Airport: 2019-09-09 Uneasy calm descends on Tripoli frontlines after failed attempts by Haftar's forces to retake lost positions
Tripoli Airport: 2019-08-23 Heavy clashes in Sabea as Libyan Army advances in south Tripoli
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