Civilians killed in airstrike as violence in Libya escalates

March 23, 2015 1:14 PM

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Libyan government war planes targeting an Islamist militia killed eight civilians in an airstrike near Tripoli, the U.S. ambassador said Monday.

Air Force Commander Saqer al-Joroushi said the attack occurred in the town of Tarhouna -- which has been held by an armed rebel group, Reuters reported.

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