UN condemns Haftar’s attacks on Tripoli’s Mitiga Airport

Fire catches in jet fuel tanks inside Mitiga Airport in Tripoli after Haftar’s shelling. [Photo: Social Media]
UNSMIL has renewed its strong condemnation of attacks impacting civilians and civilian infrastructure in Tripoli, reiterating its call for those responsible for crimes under international law to be brought to justice.

“According to reports and in what has become an all too familiar but frightening spectacle, forces affiliated to the LNA bombarded Mitiga airport today as a civilian plane was preparing to depart Tripoli.” UNSMIL indicated.

The UN mission added that Haftar’s strikes caused damage to passenger aircraft, fuel storage facilities, firefighting trucks, the passenger lounge, and civilian casualties.

“These horrifying attacks occur on a regular basis in close proximity to civilian neighborhoods.” UNSMIL said.

It added that the heavy shelling was one in a series of indiscriminate attacks, most of which are attributable to pro-Haftar forces, killing more than 15 and injuring 50 civilians since May 01.

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