3 civilians killed, 8 injured in new airstrikes by Haftar's warplanes in Tripoli

3 civilians killed, 8 injured in new airstrikes by Haftar's warplanes in Tripoli

October 23, 2019 - 18:12
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Written By: AbdulkaderAssad

New airstrikes by Khalifa Haftar's forces have targeted a civilian residential neighborhood in Al-Asfah street in Al-Ramla near Tripoli Airport Road in the Libyan capital, killing three civilians and injuring eight others, sources from the Health Ministry of the Presidential Council's government confirmed Wednesday.

The sources indicated that the injured civilians had been sent to a field hospital in Al-Sawani area to get first aid medications before being sent to in-capital hospitals.

According to the sources, four of the injured persons were in serious condition while the other four were somehow stable.

According to the media office of the Volcano of Rage Operation of the Presidential Council's government, the attack on the civilians was carried out by a UAE drone that was provided for Haftar's forces to bombard Tripoli.

This comes one day after Haftar's forces have targeted a residential building in Salah Al-Deen in southern Tripoli, killing two sisters and injuring the rest of the family.

Haftar's forces have become more encouraged in their use of airpower on civilian targets over the last period with three deadly attacks taking the lives of several civilians, including seven children, in less than 30 days.