The UAE may be responsible for a July airstrike on the Tajoura migrant detention centre, east of Tripoli, in which 53 migrants were killed and 130 more injured, according to a UN investigation. The strike may be considered a war crime, according to the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights.
The incident is being investigated by the UN, and a confidential copy was obtained by BBC Arabic. The UN mission to Libya reported that it shared the coordinates with all migrant centres with both the GNA and LNA to prevent them from being targeted in the fighting.
The incident is the most deadly airstrike since fighting renewed in April. The report includes evidence of Mirage fighters operating from two airbases in Libya at the time. Both the UAE and Egypt have Mirage fighters operating involved in the fighting, backing Haftar's LNA forces. Both the UAE and Egypt preferred not to comment to the BBC at this time.