Amnesty International: Over 130 families trapped in Benghazi’s Ganfudah need immediate assistance

FILE - In this Feb. 23, 2016 file photo, a civilian fighter holding the Libyan flag stands in front of damaged buildings in Benghazi, Libya. Amnesty International, an international rights group expressed alarm Friday, Sept. 30, 2016, over the fate of hundreds of Libyan and foreign nationals trapped for months amid fighting in the eastern city of Benghazi. Amnesty International said that nearly 130 families and hundreds of foreigners in the southwestern Benghazi neighborhood of Ganfouda have been cut off from the outside world, with dwindling food and fuel supplies. (AP Photo/Mohammed el-Shaiky, File)
FILE – In this Feb. 23, 2016 file photo, a civilian fighter holding the Libyan flag stands in front of damaged buildings in Benghazi, Libya. Amnesty International, an international rights group expressed alarm Friday, Sept. 30, 2016, over the fate of hundreds of Libyan and foreign nationals trapped for months amid fighting in the eastern city of Benghazi. Amnesty International said that nearly 130 families and hundreds of foreigners in the southwestern Benghazi neighborhood of Ganfouda have been cut off from the outside world, with dwindling food and fuel supplies. (AP Photo/Mohammed el-Shaiky, File)

Over 130 families have been stranded and besieged in Ganfuda district in Benghazi, where they have to put up day after another with the airstrikes of Khalifa Haftar’s Dignity Operation warplanes, and the warplanes of the foreign countries i his support.

Amnesty International said Thursday that nearly 130 families and hundreds of foreigners in the southwestern Benghazi neighborhood of Ganfudah have been cut off from the outside world, with dwindling food and fuel supplies.

“Time is running out for civilians in Ganfouda, who are being left to die trapped by the fighting,” said Magdalena Mughrabi, deputy director of Amnesty’s Middle East and North Africa Program.

Khalifa Haftar’s Dignity Operation air force, aided by foreign fighter aircraft, have been targeting the Ganfudah district for months leading to killing a huge number of civilians including foreigners and prisoners, who were locked in a detention center in the area.

A statement by the Benghazi Shura Council on September 3rd said the airstrike that targeted the prisoners in a Ganfudah detention center on August 17 killed 22, nine of whom are still missing as their bodies have not been found yet.

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