Libya’s internationally recognized government on Monday blamed rival, eastern-based forces for airstrikes in the capital and the southern desert which it said had caused civilian casualties, most of them women and children. The Government of National Accord (GNA) did not say how many people had been killed and injured in the strikes, but military forces aligned with the GNA said 14 people had died. The strikes mark the latest escalation in an air campaign as the eastern-based Libyan National Army (LNA) presses its military offensive on the outskirts of Tripoli and seeks to retain control over desert areas in the south. The strikes hit Al-Sawani, south-west of central Tripoli on Sunday, and Umm al-Aranib town, about 765km (475 miles) away, late last week. Emergency workers confirmed that three children had been killed and a fourth child injured in the strike in Al-Sawani, which they said […]