2019 Tajoura migrant center airstrike

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On 3 July 2019, an airstrike by General Khalifa Haftar's Libyan National Army (LNA) hit the Tajoura Detention Center outside Tripoli, Libya, while hundreds of people were inside the facility.

The detention center was being used as a holding facility for migrants and refugees trying to reach Europe when a storage hangar that it used as a residential facility was destroyed in an aerial bombing.

The United Nations Human Rights Council stated that "It was known that there were 600 people living inside" the facility.[1] At least 53 people were killed and 130 were wounded.[2]

References[change | change source]

  1. "MSF RESPONSE: Deadly airstrikes on Tajoura detention centre". Médecins Sans Frontières UK. 3 July 2019. Retrieved 2019-07-03.
  2. Musa, Rami; Magdy, Samy (2019-07-03). "Airstrike kills 44 migrants in Libyan detention center". Associated Press. Retrieved 2019-07-03.