Death toll of Tripoli fighting hit 1000 killed and 5000 injured, WHO says

WHO has been calling for a ceasefire in Libya to avoid ore killings and injures. [Photo: Libyan Express]
Nearly 1000 people have been killed since Khalifa Haftar launched a push three months ago to capture the capital, Tripoli, the World Health Organization (WHO) said.

The figure announced on Friday included at least 53 detained migrants who died in a devastating air attack on a detention centre in the Tripoli suburb of Tajoura on Tuesday night.

Tripoli fighting have since left nearly 1,000 people dead and some 5,000 wounded, WHO said, without specifying the breakdown between civilians and fighters.

Clashes have forced more than 100,000 people to flee their homes, adding to the misery of the ordinary people who are already enduring lack of services and power outages.

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