Canada has called for free access for humanitarian assistance to the besieged families in Ganfouda
Former regime officer Omer Ishkal was killed in the besieged neighbourhood of Ganfouda, Benghazi on Tuesday, Saraya Media has reported.
The media outlet of Benghazi Shura Council said Ishkal was killed in an airstrike by an UAE air tractor on his residence. A number of foreign workers were also killed in the airstrike.
The former regime strongman, once imprisoned by Shura Council, was set free by the council, but he refused to leave Ganfouda without the besieged families and children despite pressure made by Gaddadfa tribe on him to save his life and leave the conflict area.
Many families are still trapped in Ganfouda. Dignity Operation has turned a deaf ear to several calls by local and international organizations to allow civilians to leave.
Most of Ganfouda neighbourhood is under the control of Dignity Operation, while fierce clashes have been raging around 12 residential buildings there for more than a month.
Meanwhile, Canada has called for free access for humanitarian assistance to the besieged families in Ganfouda and to allow those who wish to leave to do so in safety.
“Canada is deeply concerned with the ongoing armed conflict in Libya and its humanitarian impact on civilians, including in the district of Ganfouda.” Spokesman of Global Affairs Canada Austin Jean told Toronto Star.