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Libya: bombs on the Aviation Academy and against civilians at a wedding

EU: indiscriminate attacks on residential areas equate to war crimes

Bombed for the second time in 10 days the Aeronautical Academy in Misrata by a drone of the self-proclaimed Libyan National Army (LNA) of Khalifa Haftar in the night between August 5 and 6. The communication was released by the "Libya Observer" that posted on the social networks an image of the flames caused by the bombing.

Also from the same source the communication of an attack made by Haftar warplanes on civilians, who had gathered for a marriage at Murzuq, which killed 43 people and injured 60 others.

According to the city councilor Marzouk Mohamed Omar another plane bombed the residential area of Al Kalaa causing several deaths. The Libyan national army has denied  to have targeted civilians in Marzuq. According to the pro-Haftar media, the raid has targeted "Chadian mercenaries", as the militants of the Tabu ethnic group are called, in conflict with the forces of the general.

The spokesman for the "European External Action Service" said in a note: "Indiscriminate attacks on densely populated residential areas can be assimilated to war crimes and must cease immediately. As already stated by Federica Mogherini (The High Representative for Foreign Policy of the European Union) those who commit war crimes and those who break international humanitarian law must be brought to justice".

The EU said it expects all Libyans to support attempts by the UN special representative to re-launch political negotiations and it hope for a truce on the occasion of the "Id al-adha", the Islamic Festival of Sacrifice (see AVIONEWS).

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AVIONEWS - World Aeronautical Press Agency