Libya’s tannery, close to military target, bombed by accident

Khalifa Haftar’s military campaign has been also hitting a tannery. Local press first made public the news, subsequently reported by Reuters press agency: allegedly, on Tuesday Eastern Libyan air force, led by general and former minister Haftar, bombed a Mellitah Oil & Gas warehouse, situated in the Tajoura area in the capital city, Tripoli. The company is a joint venture between National Oil Corporation and Italian ENI. During the air attack, they supposedly bombed out some equipment and materials stored in the warehouse; on top of that, they also heavily damaged a tannery, located right beside the storage: actually, they razed it to the ground. At present, we do not know much about the attack strike: apparently, though, three workers were injured. Clashes between the Libyan national army (LNA), which supports the Libyan government, internationally acknowledged, and soldiers led by Haftar began last 4 April: Tripoli and its command is the goal. Since then, according to data provided by the World Health Organization (WHO), casualties presumably amount to 653, while 3,547 people were supposedly injured during the fights.


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