Warlord Haftar’s armed groups shower Tripoli neighbourhoods with indiscriminate rockets

Warlord Haftar’s armed groups shower Tripoli neighbourhoods with indiscriminate rockets

April 17, 2019 - 12:01
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11 civilians have been killed 36 others wounded in a night of rocket attacks on Tripoli neighbourhoods.

Military sources said the capital came under intensive shelling for the third night in a row from Grad rocket launchers and howitzers launched by the forces of warlord Khalifa Haftar stationed in Qaser Bin Ghashir and Wadi Al-Rabi areas, south of the capital.

According to eyewitnesses, rockets and missiles fell on the neighbourhoods of Abu Salim, Khallet al-Furjan, Saladin, and Saba'a.

Rockets also struck Souk Al Juma'a neighbourhood, causing further civilian casualties.

A Filipino worker was also wounded in last night’s indiscriminate shelling, according to the Embassy of the Philippines.

The Presidential Council declared three days of mourning in Libya for the victims. 

Chairman of Presidential Council Fayez Sarraj said in a visit to the affected areas last night that the government regards Khalifa Haftar a war criminal and it will file a lawsuit at the International Criminal Court against him for shelling houses and killing civilians.

Shortly after the rocket attacks, Hundreds of angry protesters marched in Tripoli’s Martyrs’ Square after midnight to denounce shelling of residential areas and killing of civilians by warlord Khalifa Haftar’s armed groups.