GNA Defense: Brigadier Khaled Hanqa killed while attempting to dismantle mine in Ain Zara

Alwasat - Cairo Tue 26 Jan 2021, 07:26 PM
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The Chief of the General Staff of the GNA forces announced on Tuesday the death of Brigadier Khaled Mohammed Hanqa, an officer in the Mine, IEDs and Explosives Clearence Department.

Hanqa was killed "while performing his work in dismantling mines and booby-traps planted by militias and mercenaries, he was injured by the explosion of a booby-trapped mine in one of the homes in Ain Zara area."

The Acting Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General for Libya, Stephanie Williams, announced last July that the indiscriminate planting of explosive devices in civilian neighbourhoods by "forces loyal to the Libyan Arab Armed Forces had reportedly killed and injured 81 civilians and 57 non-civilians, including demining workers, warning that this was a potential violation of international law."

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