UNSMIL, the UN Support Mission in Libya, reported Friday (10-25) that it has documented at least 58 attacks on health worker and medical facilities throughout Libya this year. The UN representative strongly condemned all attacks on civilian targets, including and especially medical facilities and personnel. The latest such attack took place this past Thursday (10-25), in which 2 airstrikes hit a field hospital and an ambulance near Tripoli, killing a paramedic.
The Tripoli government said it had given all medical facility coordinates to UNSMIL representatives to ensure those would be avoided in the fighting. It blamed UNSMIL for passing on that information to LNA forces who were purposefully targeting those areas. The UN denied such allegations.