Guards shot at migrants trying to flee air strikes on Libyan detention centre

‘After the first strike hit, we knocked the door to open it but the policemen refused’

Eyewitness footage captures an air strike on Tajoura detention centre in eastern Libya. Over 50 refugees and migrants were killed in the air strikes.

Guards shot at refugees and migrants trying to escape the Libyan migrant detention centre that was hit by air strikes on Tuesday night, according to testimonies by survivors.

“The police shot after the first strike,” said a man in the Tajoura centre, east Tripoli, who spoke to The Irish Times through the messaging service WhatsApp and asked to remain anonymous, citing fear of retaliation. “We saw through the window when the [camp manager] was shooting and targeted the gun at the victims who were trying to escape or save their lives.”

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