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Rival accuses Libya government’s forces over deadly airstrike

Women, children among those killed in Sokna raid, alleges rival administration

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A rival Libyan administration on Wednesday accused forces allied with the country’s unity government of carrying out an air strike that killed seven civilians.

Women and children were among those killed in the raid on Tuesday in Sokna, 480 kilometers (300 miles) southeast of Tripoli, the parallel administration said in a statement on its website.

The strike was carried out by “aircraft that took off from an air base in Misrata belonging to illegal militias and terrorist groups allied with them,” it said, referring to forces loyal to the UN-backed unity government.