A hotel complex in the Libyan capital serving as a base for lawmakers opposed to strongman Khalifa Haftar was hit by rocket fire Friday, witnesses said. The internationally recognised Government of National Accord (GNA) blamed the attack at the Rixos Hotel and Conference Centre on Haftar's self-styled Libyan National Army (LNA), which launched an offensive against Tripoli in early April. The minority faction of lawmakers, opposed to Haftar's offensive against Tripoli, installed itself in the capital in early May. Sadeq al-Kehili, provisional speaker for the dissident lawmakers, described the attack as a "dangerous escalation" and accused Haftar's forces of a "war crime". The GNA's interior ministry described the raid as "criminal" and said it was "a desperate attempt... resulting from the defeats" suffered by Haftar's forces.
Source: Libya Today May 24, 2019 15:23 UTC