Six guards at a concrete pipe factory were reportedly killed in a NATO airstrike on Brega. No further details about the guards were provided, although multiple sources mentioned that three missiles struck the facility.
Reuters reported: “Six guards were killed in an air strike on Friday on a pipeline factory just south of the eastern city of Brega, a Libyan official said.
‘This will be a major setback for future projects and a major problem for maintenance,’ Abdul Hakim al-Shuhaidi, director of the state-run Libyan River Company, which runs the country’s giant irrigation project, told reporters in Tripoli.”
BBC News also quoted Abdul Hakim al-Shuhaidi, who stated the bombings “will represent a major setback for future projects”.
A Youtube video and another Facebook post shows the damage of the bombings, including ruins of buildings and broken concrete pipes.
NATO itself reported hitting “1 Military Storage Facility, 4 Armed Vehicles” near Brega on July 22.
The local time of the incident is unknown.
Sources (8) [ collapse]
Reports of the incident mention a pipeline factory being struck, allegedly in the town of Brega (مرسى البريقة). Due to limited satellite imagery and information available to Airwars, we were unable to verify the location further. The generic coordinates for Brega are: 30.411123, 19.57007
NATO forces Assessment:
Original strike reports
In the vicinity of Brega: 1 Military Storage Facility, 4 Armed Vehicles