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Libyan death toll rises as battle for Tripoli intensifies

ITN News Editor
By ITN News Editor April 9, 2019 11:48

Libyan death toll rises as battle for Tripoli intensifies

As battles over Libya’s capital raged, family and friends gathered in central Tripoli to bury a fighter who died during clashes between armies from the east and west. The father of the deceased man, a member of the Libyan pro-internationally recognised government forces, called Khalifa Haftar a ”criminal”. Deaths and displacements are mounting as Eastern Libyan forces seek to reach the centre of Tripoli after their easy advance through the desert.

The eastern Libyan National Army forces of Haftar a former general in Gaddafi’s army said 19 of its soldiers had died in recent days as they closed in on the internationally recognized government in Tripoli.

ITN News Editor
By ITN News Editor April 9, 2019 11:48