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Gambia: Gambians killed in an air raid at a migrant camp in Libya

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Dozens of people including Gambians have been killed in an air raid at a detention centre in the Libyan town of Tajoura, health and emergency officials have said.

Senegalese media outlet IGFM reported on Wednesday more than 100 migrants have been killed and more than 200 others wounded during the air raid on Tuesday. The air raid targeted a migrant camp in Tajoura in the eastern suburbs of Tripoli.

Among the victims are Senegalese, Guineans, Gambians and Eritreans, Boubacar Séye the president of Horizon Sans Frontières (Horizon Without Borders) told IGFM.

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Al Jazeera also reported on the horrific crime on Wednesday, with the UN Support Mission in Libya telling the news outlet the air raid happened overnight.

The United Nations-recognised Government of National Accord (GNA) blamed the raid on the forces of Libyan renegade General  Khalifa Haftar, whose self-styled Libyan National Army (LNA) has been  fighting to seize Tripoli for the past three months, Al Jazeera reported.

By Lamin Njie

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