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Libya drone strike heightens fears of air war and risk of civilian deaths | World news

An air war in Libya is intensifying as rival forces in the divided country try to break a military stalemate, heightening significantly the risk of civilian casualties.

At least 45 people were killed and dozens wounded in an airstrike last Sunday that targeted a town hall meeting in south-western Libya. The forces of Khalifa Haftar, the 75-year-old military strongman who controls much of the east of the country, have been blamed.

Witnesses said the attack on a residential district of Qalaa in the town of Murzuq came from a drone.

The death toll, which included many children, represents…

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