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141 dead in south Libya airbase attack: military source

Members of the self-proclaimed Libyan National Army patrol in Qanfudah, on the southern outskirts of Benghazi, on January 28, 2017
Abdullah Doma (AFP)

At least 141 people, mostly soldiers loyal to Libya's Field Marshal Khalifa Haftar, have been killed in an attack on a southern airbase, a spokesman for his forces said Friday.

The victims of Thursday's attack by rival forces include civilians who worked on the Brak al-Shati airbase or were in the nearby area, Ahmad al-Mesmari said, also reporting that summary executions took place.

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