Twenty militia members loyal to renegade General Khalifa Haftar were killed by the forces of the Libya’s UN-recognized Government of National Accord (GNA) in an airstrike. The incident took place in Sirte.
Mustafa al-Mujie, the spokesman for the GNA-led Burkan Al-Ghadab (Volcano of Rage) Operation confirmed the same.
Since April, more than thousands have lost their lives in violence involving forces of Government of National Accord (GNA) and the forces loyal to Haftar. No conclusive ceasefire agreement between the two has been achieved despite international efforts.
The power struggle in Libya involves two major faction that controls different seats of power. Haftar controls the eastern Libya, supported by Egypt and the United Arab Emirates, while the GNA is stationed in Tripoli, which enjoys the UN and international recognition.