At least seven civilians were killed, including five foreign workers, and another 30 wounded in an air raid Monday against a plant in the southern suburbs of Tripoli, according to a spokesman for the Ministry of Health.
Two Libyans and five foreign workers from Bangladesh, Egypt and Niger died in a biscuit factory hit by the raid in the Wadi Rabi region, AFP spokesman Amin said. -Hachemi.
The southern suburbs of Tripoli have been the scene of fierce fighting since the beginning of Marshal Khalifa Haftar’s offensive in April to seize the Libyan capital, seat of the UN-recognized Government of National Unity (GNA).
Hashemi added that 30 foreign workers were injured in the raid.
The forces loyal to the GNA accused on their Facebook page « Emirati drones » of having conducted the strike, in « support for the war criminal Haftar ».
Since the fall of the regime of Muammar Gaddafi in 2011, Libya is torn by fratricidal conflicts, but some foreign powers are accused of conducting a proxy war since the offensive launched by Marshal Haftar.
While the UAE, Egypt and Saudi Arabia are accused of supporting Marshal Haftar, Qatar and Turkey support the GNA.
The fighting has already left more than 1,000 dead and 120,000 displaced since April, according to the UN.