Footage Shows Aftermath of Deadly Shelling in Tripoli

Shelling reportedly launched by the forces of General Khalifa Haftar struck in the heart of Tripoli, Libya, on the night of May 7, killing and wounding several people.

This footage was posted in the early hours of May 8 by a media arm of the Government of National Accord (GNA), which is battling Haftar’s Libyan National Army (LNA) for control of the city.

The UN reported that shelling took place in the neighborhood of Zawiyat al-Dahmani, “near the Turkish embassy and Italian ambassador’s residence.” The UN cited reports that at least two civilians were killed and three others injured. A spokesperson for the GNA said two security staff and a civilian were killed, while the number injured stood at four.

The United Nations Support Mission in Libya said in a statement that it was “deeply alarmed by the intensification of indiscriminate attacks at a moment when Libyans deserve to peacefully observe the holy month of Ramadan and a time when they are battling the COVID-19 pandemic. These despicable actions are a direct challenge to calls by some Libyan leaders for an end to the protracted fighting and for the resumption of the political dialogue.” Credit: Burkhan Media via Storyful