Using the cover of darkness to mask its identity, a mystery warplane launched a raid near Tripoli airport overnight, killing at least 10 Islamist, a Libyan militia spokesman said Saturday.

The new strike came five days after an initial night raid alarmed Tripoli residents and sparked questions, yet to be answered, about where the aircraft had come from.

Neither the targeted militants nor the Libyan government, lacking real power and holed up in Tobruk 1,600 kilometres (1,000 miles) east of Tripoli, have been able to shed light on the identity of the two planes in Monday’s raid.

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