Eastern Libya air force hits camp near ENI oil and gas port

A crater is seen at the blast site after an air strike at Mitiga airport in Tripoli, Libya April 8, 2019. (Reuters)

A war plane belonging to the eastern Libyan forces on Friday attacked a military camp of a force allied to Government of National Accord near the western town of Zuwara, an eastern military source and residents said.

The air strike is the closest yet to an oil and gas facility since eastern forces started an offensive on the capital Tripoli a week ago.

Zuwara is west of the oil and gas port of Mellitah, co-operated by Italy’s ENI and Libyan state oil firm NOC.

Earlier on Friday, The World Health Organization (WHO) said that it feared outbreaks of infectious diseases due to dirty water and people fleeing fighting nearing Tripoli, where it has about two weeks of emergency supplies for hospitals and health facilities.

Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 09:54 - GMT 06:54