BENGHAZI, Libya (Reuters) - At least eight civilians including women and children were killed in an air strike near an oasis town in central Libya on Tuesday, a hospital doctor and an eyewitness said.

The identity of the war planes that carried out the strike near Houn could not be confirmed. The area is controlled by forces loyal to Libya's eastern government.

(Reporting by Ayman al-Warfalli and Ahmed Elumami; Writing by Aidan Lewis; Editing by Gareth Jones)