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Unidentified aircraft bombs ammunition depot in Tripoli

An unidentified military jet yesterday launched an air strike against a military base in the Libyan city of Gharyan, 85 kilometres south of the capital Tripoli.

Libya’s Bawabat Al-Wasat newspaper quoted witnesses as saying that the bombing resulted in a series of explosions.

According to the newspaper, rescue teams and ambulances are still unable to enter the area because of the explosions while it is unknown how many people have been injured in the attack.

Reports have recently emerged claiming that unidentified aircrafts bombed Islamic militia sites in Tripoli.

Libya has been experiencing violent battles between rival militias since the middle of July, prompted the parliament to request foreign intervention to protect civilians and saying that its calls to end the fighting in Tripoli and Benghazi have not received a response.

Meanwhile, a senior official said yesterday that forces loyal to retired Libya Brigadier General Khalifa Haftar in Benghazi have threatened to bomb the city’s port, in the east of Libya if the port’s authorities refused to shut it down to stop rival militias from supplying themselves with arm.

Haftar’s forces have been battling Islamist groups, including Ansar Al-Sharia militias for control of Benghazi, the main point of food imports to eastern Libya.

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