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Death toll rises in Tripoli as eastern Libyan forces plan to intensify offensive

ITN News Editor
By ITN News Editor April 24, 2019 18:10

Death toll rises in Tripoli as eastern Libyan forces plan to intensify offensive

The death toll since the start of fighting in Libya’s Tripoli has risen to 264, the World Health Organization said, as eastern Libyan forces said they would intensify an assault on Tripoli, the capital in the west of the country that is held by the internationally recognised government. The Libyan National Army force loyal to commander Khalifa Haftar allied to a parallel government in the east has launched an offensive but has been unable to breach the southern defences of the city. Forces loyal to Tripoli drove back the LNA in recent days to the southern suburb of Ain Zara, the main scene of fighting, Reuters reporters visiting the area said, even though the LNA said it had launched air strikes on military sites in the capital.

ITN News Editor
By ITN News Editor April 24, 2019 18:10