Monday 24 July 2017

28 killed and dozens wounded in Libya militia fighting

Dozens have been killed or wounded in fighting in Tripoli, Libya
Dozens have been killed or wounded in fighting in Tripoli, Libya

At least 28 people have been killed and over 130 wounded in intense fighting between militias in the Libyan capital.

Health ministry spokesman Anwar Nasr said that most of the injuries were sustained from the gunbattles among rival militias in Tripoli on Friday.

The fighting started in the early morning among different militias vying for power, among them militias aligned with the UN-brokered government and others.

According to Hashim Bishr, a former security official, 23 of those killed were militiamen affiliated to the UN-backed government.

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