7 dead and 15 wounded after airstrike on Tripoli biscuit factory

Alwasat Staff Mon 18 Nov 2019, 10:47 PM
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A total of seven people were killed on Monday by an airstrike that hit a factory in south of the Libyan capital Tripoli, according to the Health Ministry's field medical department.

"On Monday, Al-Sunbulah biscuit factory in Wadi Al-Rabie area was hit by an airstrike that killed seven people, among whom are two Libyans and five foreign workers," the department said in a statement.

The airstrike also injured 15 people and caused serious material damage, the statement said, adding that those injured were taken to a nearby hospital for treatment.

The UN-backed government forces accused the rival Libyan National Army of the airstrike, claiming that "Emirati drones supporting Khalifa Haftar carried out the airstrike."

Haftar has been leading a military campaign in and around Tripoli, attempting to take over the city and topple the UN-backed government.

The fighting claimed thousands of lives and injured many others, and also forced hundreds of thousands of people to flee their homes.

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