Libya: Haftar's forces say Tripoli violating ceasefire

Spokesperson says artillery active despite coronavirus truce

23 March, 14:43

    (ANSAmed) - CAIRO, MARCH 23 - Forces of General Khalifa Haftar in Libya said the ceasefire currently in place due to the coronavirus emergency was violated Monday in an artillery bombing in south Tripoli, following the announcement on Sunday by medical sources that one person was killed and two were injured in rocket launches by Haftar's forces.

    Ahmed al-Mismari, spokesman for Haftar's Libyan National Army (LNA), said "terrorist militias are violating the ceasefire in south Tripoli and bombing our positions with artillery".

    Mismari posted his comments Sunday evening on his Facebook page, referring to an episode on Sunday afternoon.

    Also on Sunday, Libyan broadcaster al-Ahrar cited a "medical source" in a tweet in which it said "a father was killed and his two sons were injured after rockets launched by Haftar's militias fell on their home in Ain Zara", a district on the outskirts of the Libyan capital.

    Following pressure by the UN, the US, and Italy, first the government of Prime Minister Fayez al-Sarraj and on Saturday also the LNA said they were committed to respecting a ceasefire to allow for containment of the virus.(ANSAmed).

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