War criminal militia and ally of the United Arab Emirates in Libya, Khalifa Haftar, committed a new horrific massacre of 14 children, as a result of bombing by Abu Dhabi aircraft.
The media center of the internationally recognized Government of National Accord stated that nine children were killed in the aerial bombardment of a Haftar militia plane on a residential neighborhood in the Al-Sawani area (south of Tripoli), and five were killed in the bombing of the majority-Tibetan “mother of rabbits” zone in the extreme Libyan south.
The spokesman for the forces of the National Accord Government, Muhammad Qanunu, said that the reconciliation forces forced Haftar’s forces to flee, after they tried to advance towards the Suwani axis.
He added that Emirati drones bombed a residential neighborhood in the Al-Suwani area, killing and injuring civilians.
He said that Hifter’s planes launched two raids on the Al-Zahra and Al-Suwani bridges, which resulted in material damage to the infrastructure.
The Ministry of Interior said that the bombing was carried out by aircraft belonging to the war criminal Khalifa Haftar, and called on the international community to assume its responsibilities towards these acts, which target and terrorize civilians.
In a related context, the Libyan Ministry of Communications has set December 12 as the date for the restart of Maitika International Airport, after a months-long hiatus.
The Ministry said in a statement that a meeting was held at Maitika International Airport, chaired by Minister of Transportation Milad Maatouk, President of the Airports Authority, Muhammad Bait Al-Mal, and General Manager of the airport, Lotfi Al-Tabib.
The Ministry added that the meeting discussed the latest developments in the airport, and the resumption of air traffic, and it was agreed to reactivate the airport, starting on December 12.
The statement indicated that the Libyan and African airlines will resume their flights starting from the specified date, while the rest of the carrier companies will start work successively, gradually.
The authorities in Tripoli announced at the beginning of last September the closure of the Maitika airport after it was subjected to repeated missile strikes by the forces of retired Major General Khalifa Haftar, and decided to transfer all flights to Misurata Airport.
On the political issue, the Foreign Minister of the Libyan government loyal to Haftar Abd al-Hadi al-Hawij said that he hopes Libya will be able to establish normal relations with Israel if the Palestinian issue is resolved.
He added – during his visit to Paris – that Libya is a member of the League of Arab States, and is committed to United Nations resolutions and support for the rights of peoples, including the rights of the Palestinian people.