Libya: Three killed in Tripoli shelling blamed on Haftar's forces

Rockets by Khalifa Haftar’s LNA struck port of Tripoli, Mitiga International Airport and coastal road.

At least three people, including a civilian, were killed after rocket attacks by forces loyal to Libyan renegade military commander Khalifa Haftar hit the capital Tripoli and a nearby area, the government said early on Friday.

Rockets struck Tripoli port, Mitiga International Airport and a coastal road, said Mustafa al-Mujie, spokesman for the government’s military campaign to combat Haftar’s assault on Tripoli, dubbed Operation Volcano of Rage.

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Amin al-Hashemi, a spokesman for the health ministry of Libya’s UN-recognised Government of National Accord (GNA), said two security staff and one civilian were killed and four others were injured in the attacks.

In a statement, Libyan Foreign Minister Mohamed Taher Siala said the attacks did not comply with international laws as they struck the coastal road near the residences of the Turkish and Italian ambassadors.

“These attacks are unacceptable and denote contempt for international law and human life,” the Italian Foreign Ministry said.

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