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121 killed, 561 injured in fighting in Libya's capital

14 Apr 2019, 19:25 ( 3 Months ago)

DF-XInhua Report
Security forces patrol in the south of the Libyan capital Tripoli on Jan. 18, 2019.File Photo Xinhua.

A total of 121 people have been killed and 561 others wounded in the fighting between the UN-backed Libyan government and the east-based army in and around the capital Tripoli so far, the World Health Organization (WHO) said Sunday.

"The WHO is sending medical supplies and health staff support for first- and second-line responders," said a tweet by the international organization.
   
The east-based army, led by Khalifa Haftar, has been leading a military campaign since early April to take over the capital Tripoli where the UN-backed government is based.
   
Libya has been struggling to make a democratic transition amid insecurity and chaos ever since the fall of former leader Muammar Gaddafi's regime in 2011.