Haftar's forces carry out rocket attack on a prison in southern Tripoli

Haftar's forces carry out rocket attack on a prison in southern Tripoli

March 24, 2020 - 19:16
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Written By: AbdulkaderAssad

Khalifa Haftar's forces have carried out, for the fourth respective day, rocket attacks on Ain Zara in southern Tripoli despite announcing adherence to a humanitarian halt of hostilities amid Coronavirus concerns.

On Tuesday, Haftar's forces attacked Al-Ruwaimi prison in Ain Zara, where there are about 420 inmates, according to the Ministry of Justice of the Government of National Accord.

The attack injured six people; four judiciary officers, an inmate and a pharmaceutical worker, according to sources from the scene.

The Ministry of Justice has called on the international community to immediately intervene to stop the rocket attacks against the Ain Zara area, including the prison, which it said suffered damages and casualties due to Haftar's shelling.

The Ministry called in a statement for allowing the medics and paramedics to enter the area to help out the injured persons and inmates who are trapped in the prison, blaming the aggression forces for the moral and humanitarian costs of their attacks and warning of a disaster if the shelling didn't stop.