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US embassy holds Haftar accountable for Military College massacre

The embassy of the United States (US) in Libya has blamed Khalifa Haftar’s forces for the airstrike on the Military College in Al-Hadba, Tripoli, where 30 cadets were killed and over 33 others were injured on Saturday.

The US embassy said in a statement on Sunday that it strongly condemns the military escalation in Tripoli in recent days, including the January 4 attack by Haftar’s forces against the Hadaba military college that reportedly killed at least 30 students training to be a professional security force for the Libyan capital.

“We also condemn attacks in recent days against Tripoli’s Mitiga Airport and indiscriminate shelling against civilian infrastructure and residential neighborhoods of Tripoli, which killed and injured many civilians.” The embassy added.

It indicated that this deterioration in security underscores the dangers of toxic foreign interference in Libya, saying all Libyan parties have a responsibility to end this dangerous involvement of foreign forces.

The US embassy explained that it stands ready to support all Libyan efforts to end the violence, curtail the interference of foreign forces, and reestablish a UN-facilitated political dialogue, which is the only path to lasting peace and prosperity.

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