MOSCOW, may 20 â€” RIA Novosti. The representative of the Libyan national army under the command of Khalifa the Haftarot Ahmad al-Mesmari said that at least 141 people were killed in the attack on the airbase in the South of the country, reports Agence France-Presse.
“Soldiers returning from a military parade. They were unarmed. Most of them were killed”, â€” quotes Agency the words of al-Musmari.
According to him, among the victims of the attack were also civilians who worked at the air base, or were nearby.
Earlier it was reported that the head of the national consensus government Libya fees as-Sarraj has dismissed defense Minister al-Mahdi al-Balasi due to the attack on the airbase in the South of the country.
According to Sky News Arabia in an attack the Federal government in Tripoli factions on the air base controlled by the troops of the commander of the Libyan national army, Khalifa the Haftarot near the Libyan city of Marriage-al-Shati, on Thursday killed more than a hundred people.
On Friday, the national consensus government, said that he did not give the order of attack on the air base. According to the statement the presidential Council, which sits in Tripoli of the Cabinet that occurred on the South of the country “is a military escalation, and complicates the process of national reconciliation.”
In Libya now is diarchy in the East of the country in the city of Tobruk, sits a Parliament elected by people, and in the West in the capital Tripoli ruled formed with the support of the UN and Europe, the government of national consent headed by Fathom Barragem.
The authorities of the Eastern part of the country operate independently from Tripoli to cooperate with the national army led by Khalifa Haftarot that leads a protracted war with the Islamists.