Libyan Justice Ministry documents 60 attacks on Tripoli in three months

Libyan Justice Ministry documents 60 attacks on Tripoli in three months

May 27, 2020 - 20:47
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Written By: AbdulkaderAssad

The Human Rights Committee of the Libyan Justice Ministry at the Government of National Accord (GNA) has documented over 60 attacks on civilian residential neighborhoods in Tripoli from December 13 to March 31, causing 268 civilian casualties.

The committee added in its report, which was published on the Justice Ministry's Facebook page on Wednesday, that the numbers included incidents that amount to war crimes, such as targeting the Tripoli Military College by a pro-Haftar drone, which killed 26 cadets.

"We have registered repeated attacks on civilian infrastructure such as airports, schools, universities, hospitals and oil facilities, in addition to the suffering inflicted on displaced families who forcefully left their homes." The report says.

It also documented the closure of oil ports and the consequent financial losses, over four billion dollars, which it said could cause an economic disaster, in addition to the cutoff of water supplies and electricity to Tripoli and other cities, which amounts to a mass punishment that is prohibited by national and international laws.

It noted as well foreign Intervention in Libya by direct and indirect support to Haftar's militias in their war on the legitimate government and the capital, which violate all UN resolutions and international laws.

The committee recommended ways to halt such attacks and violations and to bring the perpetrators to national and international justice.

This third report by the committee was preceded by two similar reports documenting violations from the start of the war on Tripoli in April 2019 to December 12.