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03 Jul 2019 | 12:37 AM UTC

Libya: Airstrike in Tripoli reportedly kills 40 people July 2

Libya News Alert

Officials in Tripoli accuse Libyan National Army (LNA) forces of targeting a migrant detention center in the Tajoura suburb late on July 2, killing at least 40 people

TIMEFRAME expected from 7/2/2019, 12:00 AM until 7/5/2019, 11:59 PM (Africa/Tripoli). COUNTRY/REGION Tripoli, Tajura


The Khalifa Haftar-led Libyan National Army (LNA) is being accused of targeting a migrant detention center in the Tajoura suburb of Tripoli on the night (local time) of Tuesday, July 2. According to official in Tripoli, at least 40 people were killed and another 80 wounded in the airstrike. LNA leaders claim that the strike hit a group of “terrorist elements” at a camp in the area. There has been no independent confirmation of the target of the airstrike. Details are still emerging.


The LNA launched an offensive on Tripoli on April 4 and prompted evacuations of foreigners from Tripoli en masse on April 7. LNA and Government of National Accord (GNA) airstrikes have been sporadically reported since April 8. The bulk of recent fighting has been concentrated in the southern suburbs of the capital.


Individuals in Tripoli district are advised to monitor developments, avoid the affected area, and adhere to instructions issued by the local authorities and their home governments. The security environment in Libya remains complex. Professional security advice and support should be sought prior to travel.


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