Air strike targets Libya’s Derna killing at least four

At least four people killed including mother, child in air strike by unidentified aircraft in Libyan city of Derna

Photo by: AA (Archive)
Photo by: AA (Archive)

Unidentified aircraft attacked the Libyan city of Derna killing at least four people.

An unidentified aircraft attacked the Libyan city of Derna early on Sunday, killing at least four people including a woman and her child, according to a local official.

"Four people were killed in the strikes, including a mother and child," an official told Anadolu Agency.

The air strike in the coastal city's Hay Bab Tubrok area damaged a medical facility, a mosque and nearby homes, Nabaa television reported, showing images of a crater in a road and smashed vehicles.

No one has claimed responsibility, but Libya has remained in a state of turmoil since longtime ruler Muammar Gaddafi was ousted in 2011.

Since then, Libya has been largely divided between two parliaments, one in the capital Tripoli, known as the General National Congress [GNC], and the other House of Representatives [HoR] in the eastern city of Tobruk. Each parliament is backed by its own militia.

DAESH terrorists have also taken advantage of the chaos in Libya to establish themselves in the city of Sirte, and carried out several attacks on oil installations in the recent months.

A UN-backed unity government is trying to bring the factions together and allow for the establishment of a new Libyan government. They also seek to gain international military assistance to combat DAESH’s increasing presence.

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