Libyan airstrikes target 'terrorist sites' near Misrata city

WION Web Team Delhi, India Apr 22, 2018, 05.18 PM(IST)

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Libya grapples with internal conflict after the 2011 uprising

According to reports, Libya's self-styled National Army has claimed to have carried out airstrikes near the city of Misrata.

As many as three strikes were carried out on Saturday against "terrorist sites" at a region controlled by a rival militia, an al-Qaida-linked group.

The attack destroyed dozens of weapons and vehicles in the town of Sadada located nearly 80 kilometres east of Misrata city.

Libya grapples with internal conflict after the 2011 uprising. The country is divided between rival governments. 

While the Libya National Army supports a government in the east, the Misrata militia follows a UN-backed government in Tripoli.