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Haftar forces kill child in Libya: UN-recognized gov’t

Adult also wounded in rocket attack in Salahaddin region, south of capital Tripoli, says Government of National Accord

Safiye Karabacak   | 05.11.2019
Haftar forces kill child in Libya: UN-recognized gov’t

TRIPOLI

The UN-recognized government in Libya on Monday accused forces loyal to east Libyan strongman Khalifa Haftar of killing a child and injuring an adult in a rocket attack.

Mohammed Nakasa was killed and a person was injured as a result of the rocket strike in Salahaddin region, south of the capital Tripoli, by the forces affiliated with Haftar, said a statement by the Government of National Accord (GNA).

Libya has remained beset by turmoil since long-serving leader Muammar Gaddafi was ousted and killed in a bloody NATO-backed uprising in 2011.

Since then, the country has seen the emergence of two rival seats of power: one in eastern Libya, to which Haftar is affiliated, and another in Tripoli, which enjoys UN recognition. 

*Writing by Havva Kara Aydin

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