East Libyan forces target munitions in Misrata with air strikes

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Published November 19, 2019, 7:28 PM

By Reuters

BENGHAZI, Libya – East Libya-based forces said they had carried out air strikes on the port city of Misrata in the early hours of Tuesday, targeting armored vehicles delivered from Turkey and a munitions depot.

Members of Libya’s internationally recognized government forces carry weapons in Ain Zara, Tripoli, Libya October 14, 2019. Picture taken October 14, 2019. (REUTERS/Ismail Zitouny/File Photo/MANILA BULLETIN)

The strikes came hours after a deadly air strike on a biscuit factory in the capital Tripoli, 190 kms (118 miles) to the west, that the United Nations envoy to Libya said could constitute a war crime.

They mark a new escalation in the conflict around Tripoli, where forces loyal to east Libya-based commander Khalifa Haftar have

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