Egypt blamed for air strikes 'killing entire families' in Libya

File photo of Egyptian army.

Politicians and forces controlling an eastern Libyan city have accused the Egyptian air force of conducting deadly air strikes, leaving a dozen civilians dead including an entire family.

Politician Hamad al-Bandaq said on Tuesday the fighter jets bombed a house in al-Fatayah district in eastern Darna late on Monday, killing at least 12 people.

Most of them were women and children who were paying a visit to their sick relative, he said.

A second airstrike bombed a shepherd and his family while they were sitting next to a fire pit on a chilly night.

Mr al-Bandaq said: "Entire families were wiped out."

Residents have not heard the usual noise of Libyan aircraft.

The Shura Council of Darna Mujahedeen, which controls the city, accused Egypt of carrying out the "brutal airstrike".

The Egyptian army declined to comment.


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