Migrants in Libyan jail were reportedly seriously wounded in shooting -UN

File photo shows the Ain Zara prison in Tripoli. (Reuters)
Updated 23 April 2019

Migrants in Libyan jail were reportedly seriously wounded in shooting -UN

  • IOM has been moving some migrants out of detention centers in Tripoli
  • Libya hosts more than 700,000 people who have fled their homelands

TRIPOLI: Migrants in a detention facility in the Libyan capital Tripoli have reportedly been seriously wounded in a random shooting, the UN migration agency IOM said on Tuesday.
IOM gave no more details of the incident which it said took place in a facility in Qasr Ben Ghashir, a southern suburb fought over by forces loyal to Libya’s rival governments.
IOM has been moving some migrants out of detention centers in Tripoli, which forces loyal to eastern commander Khalifa Haftar have been trying to take in a three-week offensive.
But more than 3,000 migrants are still in detention centers there, among them women and children, IOM said in a tweet.
Libya hosts more than 700,000 people who have fled their homelands, often trekking through desert in pursuit of their dream of crossing the sea to a better life in Europe.


US imposes fresh Iran-related sanctions on two people, six companies

Updated 47 min 43 sec ago

US imposes fresh Iran-related sanctions on two people, six companies

WASHINGTON: The United States on Thursday imposed Iran-related sanctions on two individuals and six companies, including four firms tied to the National Iranian Oil Company.
Tensions between Iran and the United States have ratcheted up since 2018, most recently over an US attack that killed a top Iranian general.
The latest sanctions move was announced on the US Treasury Department's website.