Fears of growing air war in Libya - The Libyan Report

Fears of growing air war in Libya

Military analysts fear a rebel onslaught on the Libyan capital Tripoli is becoming an air war that will bring multiple civilian casualties.

They say United Nations and African Union condemnation of rebel general Khalifa Haftar won’t stop him as long as he enjoys international support.

Khalifa Haftar broke a UN-sponsored truce over the Muslim holiday of Eid Al Adhar to attack Tripoli’s only serviceable airport.

The civilian death toll from four drone and rocket strikes by Haftar’s forces has exceeded 100 this past month.

More than a 1000 people have been killed by his forces trying to gain control of Tripoli.

The United Nations back the government of national accord opposing him.

However Haftar is emboldened by support from Egypt’s Abdel Fattah El Sisi and US President Donald Trump. source