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Libyan official says airstrike kills 40 migrants in Tripoli

In a statement, the U.N.-supported government blamed the self-styled Libyan National Army, led by commander Khalifa Hifter, for the airstrike. Libya is split between two warring governments and Hifter's forces control much of the country's east and south.

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Benghazi Updated on: July 03, 2019 6:30 IST
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A Libyan health official says an airstrike has hit a detention center for migrants in a suburb of the capital of Tripoli, killing at least 40 people.

Malek Merset, a spokesman for the health ministry of the U.N.-supported government, says the airstrike on the Tajoura detention center also wounded 80 migrants.

In a statement, the U.N.-supported government blamed the self-styled Libyan National Army, led by commander Khalifa Hifter, for the airstrike.

Libya is split between two warring governments and Hifter's forces control much of the country's east and south.

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