Several sources reported a UAE airstrike in Ganfouda which allegedly killed Omer Ishkal, a former officer of the Gaddafi regime as well as two foreign workers and a child. Iskhal’s status as a combatant is not clear as he was once imprisoned by the Shura Council, then set free, but also sought-after as he refused to leave Benghazi.
The Libya Observer reported that Omer Ishkal – a “former regime officer” – was killed in an airstrike that the Benghazi Shura Council blamed on the UAE.
Several other outlets reported additional deaths. The official outlet of the Benghazi Shura Council reported “foreign workers” were also killed. Benghazi Post reported a child died. Sayidat Tajura said two foreign workers died.
The local time of the incident is unknown.
- Omer Ishkal Adult male Via Libya Electronic Newspaper killed
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Reports of the incident mention the neighbourhood of Ganfouda (قنفودة), for which the generic coordinates are: 32.028594, 20.026959. Due to limited satellite imagery and information available to Airwars, we were unable to verify the location further.