At Least 4 Killed In Attack On Refugee Camp In Libya's Tripoli - Reports

At Least 4 Killed in Attack on Refugee Camp in Libya's Tripoli - Reports

MOSCOW (UrduPoint News / Sputnik - 03rd September, 2018) At least four people were killed and seven more injured when a rocket hit Al-Fallah refugee camp in the Libyan capital of Tripoli, media reported on Sunday.

According to the Sky news Arabia broadcaster, the rocket was fired by one of the armed groups fighting in the suburbs of Tripoli.

Al-Fallah is one of a number of camps housing those displaced from the town of Tawergha close to Misrata. Tawergha residents, known for their darker skin, were ethnically cleansed from the town after its capture by anti-government militias from Misrata during the Libyan civil war. The residents have been accused of leading the siege of Misrata by forces loyal to late leader Muammar Gaddafi and have since been persecuted and prevented from returning home.

Starting August 26, the southern suburbs of the capital saw multiple clashes between the so-called Seventh Brigade from Tarhouna, also known as Kaniyat, and the Tripoli Revolutionaries Battalion (TRB), nominally affiliated with the Government of National Accord (GNA) Interior Ministry. At least 40 people have been reported killed.

The GNA imposed earlier in the day a state of emergency in the capital.

Libya has been in turmoil since the 2011 civil war, which resulted in the overthrow of its longtime leader Muammar Gaddafi. The eastern part of the country is governed by the House of Representatives with headquarters in the city of Tobruk. The UN-backed (GNA), headed by Prime Minister Fayez Sarraj, operates in the country's west and is headquartered in Tripoli.

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