UN says Libyan guards reportedly shot at migrants fleeing air strikes

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The United Nations said on Thursday it had information that Libyan guards shot at refugees and migrants trying to flee from air strikes.

The air strikes killed no fewer than 53 people, including six children, in a migrant detention centre.

Bodies were still being recovered from the rubble, the report said, suggesting the death toll could rise. Libya is one of the main departure points for African migrants fleeing poverty and war to reach Italy by boat. Tripoli, the base of Libya’s internationally recognised government, is in the northwest of the country.

It has declined to directly criticise Italy for shutting its doors but said European states must help to resolve the conflict in Libya in order to stop people taking perilous sea journeys.

 

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It does not suit anyone, to live afar from his or her homeland, but when you cannot assure your own self, of your safety in your Country of birth! Unfortunately, they lost their lives to their own brothers. AU ECOWAS. Africa! Africa! Africa!

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