Haftar’s forces bomb medicine depots storing materials to tackle Coronavirus in Tripoli
Forces loyal to Khalifa Haftar on Sunday attacked medical warehouses belonging to a hospital in the capital, knowing that they were used for treating coronavirus patients.
Haftar’s forces targeted depots of the Al-Khadra Hospital in al-Swani in the capital Tripoli with Grad missiles, the UN-recognized Government of National Accord (GNA) said in a statement.
Last week, the UN condemned heavy shelling of Al-Khadra hospital in which at least three civilians were wounded, calling it a “clear violation of international law.”
The attacks, according to Libya’s Health Ministry, badly damaged the 400-bed facility, thus keeping it in operation was difficult.
The hospital resumed work Saturday after shutting down for two days due to the rocket attacks by Haftar’s forces.
How to submit an Op-Ed: Libyan Express accepts opinion articles on a wide range of topics. Submissions may be sent to email@example.com. Please include ‘Op-Ed’ in the subject line.
- Libyan east-based Interim Government submits resignation to parliament - September 14, 2020
- US Embassy says Haftar committed to reopen Libyan oil production Sunday - September 13, 2020
- EU plans to lift sanctions on Aqilah Saleh, Nuri Abu Sahmain, and Khalifa Al-Ghwell - September 10, 2020