Friday, 19 May 2017

Libya clashes 'kill 60' at Brak El-Shati airbase

At least 60 people have reportedly been killed after an attack on a military base in southern Libya following clashes between rival factions.

Most of those killed are linked to a faction allied to self-styled general Khalifa Haftar.

The town's mayor, Ibrahim Zami, described some of the killings as a "slaughter".

Libya has been in turmoil since the ousting and killing of long-time ruler Muammar Gaddafi in 2011.

The two sides are attached to loose and shifting alliances based in the east and west of Libya.
A brigade from the western city of Misrata had tried to take over the Brak El-Shati airbase which they had ceded to a faction aligned with Gen Haftar's Libyan National Army (LNA), the Reuters news agency reports.

BBC    News.

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