Missile Fire From Hafter Forces Hits Tripoli Hospital, Injuring 14

Further strikes hit residential areas

Missile fire reportedly hit Tripoli’s Central Hospital on Thursday, striking two sections of the building and injuring at least 14 people. The Government of National Accord (GNA) blamed the forces of Gen. Khalifa Hafter for firing the missiles.

The attacks forced the temporary closure of the hospital, and the GNA says children were among the wounded. They emphasized it was devastating with coronavirus on the rise in the country and the big hospital temporarily out of service.

Hafter’s forces did not comment on the incident, nor on reports that rocket fire also hit the surrounding residential area. There were no reports on what was hit in the residential areas.

International Rescue Committee director for Libya Tom Garofalo was deeply critical of the incident, saying that attacks on hospitals are far too frequent, noting 17 such attacks have already been reported earlier this year.

Author: Jason Ditz

Jason Ditz is senior editor of Antiwar.com.