A military training school suffered a deadly airstrike over the weekend in Tripoli, with at least 30 cadets killed and at least another 30 injured, according to a GNA spokesman. The details surrounding the airstrike are still unclear, but seems to be the work of LNA air forces. The LNA has so far rejected any connection to the event.
The UN mission to Libya added that the airstrikes have forced health and educational facilities to shut down temporarily. Rockets and shelling also forced Tripoli’s only functioning airport to close down on Friday.
The strikes comes at a time of increased air strikes and shelling in and around Tripoli in recent weeks, which have also killed at least 11 civilians since early December. Since Haftar’s assault on Tripoli in April, at least 280 civilians and around 2000 fighters have been killed in the fighting, with close to 150,000 people internally displaced.