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Libya gov't says it accepts UN-proposed truce in Tripoli

AP , Saturday 10 Aug 2019
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Libya's U.N.-supported government says it has accepted a cease-fire proposed by the U.N. aimed at halting combat in the capital, Tripoli, during the upcoming Muslim holiday of Eid al-Adha.

Militias allied with the Tripoli-based government have been fighting since April against a military offensive to take the capital by the self-styled Libyan National Army.

The U.N. envoy for Libya, Ghassan Salame, had proposed a multi-day truce for the Eid holiday, which begins Sunday.

Fighting for Tripoli has killed over 1,100 people, mostly combatants, and has displaced more than 100,000 civilians.

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