At least 174 killed in fight for Libya’s Tripoli: WHO | The Guardian Nigeria News

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Fighters loyal to Libya’s Government of National Accord (GNA) hold a position west of the city of Aziziah, some 60 kilometres southwest of the capital Tripoli, on April 14, 2019. – Fighting near Tripoli has killed 121 people since strongman Khalifa Haftar launched an offensive earlier this month to take the Libyan capital, the World Health Organization said today. (Photo by Mahmud TURKIA / AFP)

At least 174 people have been killed and 758 wounded in the battle for control over the Libyan capital Tripoli, the World Health Organization said Tuesday.

Fighting broke out on April 4 when military strongman Khalifa Haftar launched an offensive to take Tripoli, the seat of the UN-backed Government of National Accord (GNA).

At least 14 civilians are among those killed and 36 have been wounded, WHO spokesman Tarik Jasarevic told journalists citing local health facilities.

“WHO has deployed additional surgical staff to support hospitals receiving trauma cases,” the United Nations…



Source: Guardian Newspaper