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Libyan Government of National Accord headquarters stormed in Tripoli

In this file photo Libyan soldiers loyal to the Government of National Accord (GNA) keep watch from a position south of the capital Tripoli on September 25, 2018. (AFP)

Protesters have stormed the headquarters of Libya's Government of National Accord (GNA) in the capital Tripoli.

Eyewitnesses told Russia's Sputnik news agency on Wednesday that the protesters who stormed the headquarters were relatives of the dead and the wounded.

No further details were available.

On Tuesday, scores of people protested against a new US airstrike on a desert area in the southwestern town of Uwaynat, near the Algerian border, saying that the strike targeted and killed civilians.

They demanded that the Tripoli-based government launch a probe into the deadly attack.

The divided North African country still struggles to restore stability, seven years after a popular uprising that toppled and killed long-time dictator Muammar Gaddafi following heavy bombardment of government positions by NATO.

Libya is now divided between two rival governments, in the east and the west, and each backed by an array of rival militia factions.

The Tripoli-based GNA is recognized by the United Nations as the official government. The other government, known as the House of Representatives, is based in the eastern city of Tobruk.

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