An air raid on a detention centre in Tripoli that killed and wounded scores of migrants and refugees has intensified calls for a change in policy in the central Mediterranean as thousands of people remain trapped in such facilities amid intense fighting on the outskirts of Libya’s capital.
The Libyan National Army (LNA), headed by Field Marshal Khalifa Haftar, on Thursday downed a warplane belonging to forces loyal to the Government of National Accord (GNA), the LNA press service claimed.
East Libya-based forces on Thursday admitted to carrying out an airstrike on a migrant camp that left dozens dead, Anadolu Agency reports.
Around 300 migrants are still being held in the detention centre in Libya where more than 44 people were killed in an air strike, the International Organization for Migration said on Thursday.
Brega oil and gas marketing company has expressed discontent and concern over the continuous shelling near the Airport Road oil depots, saying a shell has fallen in the western side of the depots compound on the road in southern Tripoli.
The EU has been accused of “blindness” towards refugees and migrants in Libya after Tuesday night’s airstrike on a migrant detention centre outside Tripoli which claimed the lives of at least 53 people.
Ministry of Foreign Affairs calls for an international investigation in migrants massacre in Tajoura
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs said that it will request the United Nations and the international community to investigate the criminal bombing committed by Hafter’s forces, against the shelter in Tajoura suburb of Tripoli.
The UN Security Council (UNSC) lacks ideas on resolving the conflict in Libya’s Tripoli, Russian Deputy Permanent Representative to the United Nations Vladimir Safronkov told reporters, following the closed meeting on the recent deadly attack on the Tajoura migrant detention facility in the country.
The UN Security Council has failed to condemn the deadly air raid on a migrant detention centre in the Libyan capital Tripoli amid global outrage over the attack that killed 44 people and wounded 130 others.
The divided UN Security Council on Wednesday failed to condemn an attack on a detention centre for migrants in Libya after the United States did not endorse a proposed statement, diplomats said.