Libyan officials: Airstrike kills seven in Tripoli

CAIRO (AP) – An airstrike slammed into a biscuit factory in Libya’s capital on Monday killing at least seven workers, including five foreign nationals and two Libyans, health authorities said, in what the United Nations (UN) envoy to Libya said could be a war crime.

Tripoli has been the scene of fighting since April between the self-styled Libyan National Army, led by General Khalifa Hifter, and an array of militias loosely allied with the UN-supported but weak government that holds the capital.

The Tripoli-based Health Ministry said the airstrike took place in the capital’s Wadi el-Rabie neighbourhood, south of the city centre where fighting has been raging for months.

Malek Merset, a spokesman with the ministry, told The Associated Press that the dead included five workers from Bangladesh and two Libyan nationals.