Death toll exceeds 200 in Tripoli fighting: WHO

Reuters , Thursday 18 Apr 2019

This picture taken on April 12, 2019, shows a smoke plume rising from an air strike behind a tank belonging to forces loyal to Libya's Government of National Accord (GNA), during clashes south of the capital Tripoli. (Photo: AFP)

Some 205 people have been killed, including 18 civilians, and 913 wounded in two weeks of fighting near the Libyan capital of Tripoli, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Thursday.

Shells slammed into a densely-populated district of Tripoli late on Tuesday, piling misery on civilians from a two-week assault by the eastern Libyan National Army (LNA) forces of Khalifa Haftar to take Libya’s capital from an internationally-backed government National Accord (GNA).

*This story was edited by Ahram Online

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