On January 4, at least 30 people have been killed and 33 others wounded in an attack on a military academy in the Libyan capital, the health ministry of the Tripoli-based Government of National Accord (GNA) said. At the time of the attack, cadets were gathered on a parade ground before going to their dormitories.
The GNA described the incident as ‘an aerial bombing’ and blamed the Libyan National Army (LNA) for it. The LNA rejects the accusations. Pro-LNA sources claim that the attack was conducted to pro-GNA forces in order to gain the international support.
The pro-Turkish GNA is now facing an attack by LNA forces led by Field Marshal Khalifa Haftar. Ankara, which sees the GNA as an important part of its strategy in Libya, already started deploying soldiers and Turkey-linked military contractors to the country in order to stop the LNA advance on Tripoli.
MORE ON THE TOPIC: