Fighting gets fierce in southern Tripoli

Fighting continues in Tripoli. [Photo: Internet]
Clashes between the forces under the command of the Government of National Accord (GNA) and those under the command of Khalifa Haftar erupted again in early hours of Saturday on southern Tripoli frontlines. 

Local sources reported intensified fighting in Ein Zara, Airport Road, Qasir Benghashir and other southsou Tripoli areas, with reports of heavy death toll and huge wave of displacement.

The fighting erupted in Tripoli on April 04, when Haftar’s forces led an offensive against Tripoli coming into Gharyan city and then westward reaching the outskirts of the capital.

Since then, over 450 people have been killed and over 2200 injured, not to mention the IDPs who amounted to over 660.000.

On Friday, local media reports said about 26 bodies for Haftar’s forces were transferred from the battle in Tripoli to Benghazi on a plane.

Also on Friday, several people took to the public squares in Tripoli after Taraweeh prayer to condemn Haftar’s attack and the silence of the international community.

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