The death toll from more than a week of fighting between armed groups in Tripoli has climbed to at least 61 people, including civilians, Libyan authorities said Tuesday, as the U.N. expressed alarm over the fate of detained migrants and Libyans already displaced by years of unrest.
The United Nations’ mission in Libya says rival armed groups in Tripoli have reached a ceasefire agreement to end heavy fighting that has rocked the capital for more than a week. The announcement on Tuesday came after Libyan authorities said that the death toll from the violence had risen to …
As chaos reigns in Libya, with competing authorities continuing to vie for power, the battle for Tripoli has started once again. The latest round of clashes in Libya’s capital have left at least 50 people dead, including 18 civilians, and over 130 people injured.
From 1 August to 31 August 2018, the United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) documented 25 civilian casualties –22 deaths and three injuries – during the conduct of hostilities across Libya.
Facebook has been blocked in parts of Libya after fighting broke out in Tripoli and other cities, in the latest violence to rock the country.
In a fluid and ever-changing scenario on the ground, forces aligned to the internationally-recognized Tripoli-based Libyan government (Presidency Council / Government of National Accord) headed by Faiez Serraj, seem to have consolidated their positions against the advancing Tarhuna-based 7th infantry brigade led by the Kani brothers.
A military convoy of Al-Bonyan Al-Marsous Operation – mainly from Misrata – arrived in Tripoli’s eastern suburb of Tajoura Sunday night in preparation for deployment in the capital.
Some 400 detainees escaped after a riot on Sunday at a prison in the southern suburbs of the Libyan capital Tripoli, theatre of a week of deadly battles, police said.
The quick early advances into the capital Tripoli achieved by Tarhuna’s 7th Infantry ‘‘Kaniat’’ Brigade (led by the Kani brothers) over the last week seem to have slowed down as fighting continued today.
Libya’s UN-backed government has announced a state of emergency in the capital, Tripoli, and its outskirts after several days of fierce fighting between rival armed groups.