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Thursday, 5th December, 2019
 
 
 
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Libya's Tripoli government blames U.A.E for deadly Airstrike
Dec 02, 2019
Source: CEOAFRICA NEWS: Reported By: Anuoluwapo Oloruntola
TRIPOLI

At least five people have died and more were wounded in overnight air strikes in a suburb of Libya's capital, Tripoli.

The Libyan government said Emirati drones had carried out violent raids on the residential area of al-Swani.

It said there was no military infrastructure there.

A government spokesman said unmanned Emirati aircraft had also launched two raids on a bridge west of Tripoli.

There's been heavy fighting in and around Tripoli since April, when an eastern-based militia leader, Gen Khalifa Haftar, launched an offensive to seize the capital from armed groups backing the internationally recognised government.

The United Arab Emirates has denied it supports Gen Haftar's forces.

The UN says at least 200 civilians and more than 2,000 fighters have been killed since he began his assault.

 
 
 
 
 
 
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