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Libya, 60 people killed in air raid by Haftar

Struck a center for migrants next to a military base

At least 60 people died this night in the air raid that the forces of General Khalifa Haftar launched on a detention center for migrants in Tagiura, near Tripoli. Others 80 were injured. The news comes from Libyan emergency sources. The attack was decided after losing of city of Gharian, where Haftar had made its operational base and reconquered by the Tripoli government last week. The center is located near the Dhaman military base, one of the places where Misurata militias and those loyal to the government of President Fayez al-Serraj concentrated their ammunition and vehicle reserves to stop the assault on Tripoli started by the General of Cyrenaica since 4 April.

"I knew with dismay the nightly bombardment in Tagiura, near Tripoli, which hit a center for migrants, causing the death of dozens of people, including women and children. A further tragedy that shows the atrocious impact of the war on civilian population", commented Italian Foreign Minister Enzo Moavero Milanesi. The minister expressed "the clear condemnation of indiscriminate bombardment on civilian areas and the appeal to stop a worsening of hostilities that continually puts in serious danger human lives and destroys essential infrastructures for the population. It is immediately necessary to guarantee serious protection measures for civilians and, in particular, to transfer migrants who are in collection facilities into places that are safe from fighting and under the protection of the United Nations".

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