Human Rights group Amnesty International reports it has evidence that war crimes are being committed by both sides in the fighting in Tripoli. A report released Tuesday, the same day an errant rocket killed two children in their home, claims fighters are launching indiscriminate attacks with a “range of inaccurate explosive weapons” in urban areas, injuring and killing civilians. The report notes the use of “unguided rockets … modern drone launched guided missiles… that could amount to war crimes.”
Amnesty has been conducting its investigating since fighting broke out in Tripoli in April, visiting 33 sites where air and ground attacks took place. The report claims over 100 civilians killed or wounded and 100,000 displaced by the recent fighting, including the most lethal attack which hit a field hospital in July, killing 5 medical personnel and injuring more. According to Amnesty, neither side of the conflict agreed to respond to questions regarding these findings.
Amnesty called on the international community to uphold the UN arms embargo, which it claims Turkey, the UAE, Jordan and others are violating. UNICEF, the UN agency for children’s welfare, called on all sides “to refrain from attacks on civilian infrastructure, including … homes, schools, hospitals and medical facilities.”