Between three and four civilians were allegedly killed in an LNA or UAE airstrike on Al-Swani.
The Libya Observer tweeted: “Military Source: An airstrike carried out by UAE-backed Haftar’s air force militia destroys a civilian’s car killing three family members fleeing the fighting in Swani region, south Tripoli.”
Hona Souq Al-Khmies also put the death toll at three.
The GNA’s Burkan Al Ghadab operation reported the same number of victims and added a few more were injured.
Libya Alahrar TV quoted the mayor of Al Swani, saying that three civilians were killed by an LNA airstrike. It later updated the number to four.
According to 218TV, a media outlet close to the LNA, “National Army spokesman Major General Ahmed al-Mesmari denied on Saturday that the army’s air force targeted a civilian car in Al-Swani area south of Tripoli, killing a number of civilians.
Al-Mesmari quoted the Air Force as saying that the images from the scene of the explosion indicate that the car in question was hit by a missile or a launcher from the left rear side, causing damage on that side only that could not be caused by aviation ammunition.”
Libya’s Channel also said the LNA confirmed the strikes without admitting to civilian harm.
The local time of the incident is unknown.
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Reports of the incident mention the vicinity of Al Keramia Market (سوق الكريمية الاستثماري) in the neighbourhood of Al Keramia (الكريمية). Analyzing audio-visual material from sources, we have narrowed the location down to these exact coordinates: 32.752289, 13.087297.