Western Libya Rocket Strike Kills Filipino, Wounds Eight People: Official

A Libyan official said on Monday that a Filipino was killed and eight people were wounded when a rocket hit the western Libyan town of Zawiya. A source with the forces allied to Libya's internationally-recognized government, based in eastern Libya, denied claims by officials in Tripoli -- which is controlled by a rival administration -- that the eastern forces had fired a Grad rocket in the direction of Zawiya or a refinery. Mohamed Khadrawi, mayor of Zawiya, a town west of Tripoli, said the wounded included three Filipinos, one African national and four Libyans. The region has seen fighting between rival factions since the official government said a week ago it had launched a military offensive to "liberate" Tripoli using allied tribesmen from western Libya.



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