At least nine people have reportedly been killed, including women and children, following an airstrike, on a town in central Libya.
At least nine civilians including women and children were killed in an airstrike near an oasis town in central Libya on Tuesday, a hospital doctor and local officials said.
The identity of the war planes responsible for the strike near Houn could not be confirmed. Armed groups loyal to factions based in eastern and western Libya operate nearby.
A spokesman for forces loyal to Libya’s eastern government said war planes from the western city of Misrata had carried out the strike as they tried to target a rival brigade that had recently been in the area.
But an air force spokesman in Misrata, Mohamed Gonono, denied the claim. “Our air force did not reach that area,” he said. “We only conducted reconnaissance in the coastal region.”