TRIPOLI

Militias affiliated with eastern Libyan military commander Khalifa Haftar targeted a mosque in south of Tripoli, the UN-recognized Government of National Accord (GNA) said Sunday. 

The mosque in Ain Zara town was seriously damaged after being hit by mortar shells, it said in a statement.

The militias, the GNA said, also fired rockets at Mitiga International Airport and its surrounding residential areas.

Government forces are under attack by Haftar’s forces since last April, and international efforts to enforce a cease-fire have proven unsuccessful.

The GNA, which launched Operation Peace Storm last month to counter the attacks, claimed on April

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