By Ashraf Abdul-Wahab.
Tripoli, 18 February 2014:
The headquarters of Alaseema TV (“Capital TV”) has been targeted in the second attack on the channel’s . . .[restrict]Tripoli offices in a week.
News agency Libya Al-Mostakbal reported that damage had been caused to the television station’s premises when an assault with missiles caused a blaze inside the building. The agency added there had been no casualties in the attack.
A fire department official told the Libya Herald that anti-aircraft missiles rather than RPG rockets had been used. He also said that a mobile phone belonging to one of the assailants was left at the site of the attack. There are hopes it will allow investigators to identify the perpetrators.
The headquarters of Alaseema TV was hit by three RPGs six days ago. The station had said two weeks ago it was going to withdraw its staff from Benghazi following threats of violence, although it did not do so.
The channel has notably been critical of Ansar Al-Sharia and the Muslim Brotherhood in the past, although whether this is connected is unknown.