Libya’s opposing forces clash near besieged capital

Young journalists club

News ID: 39855
Publish Date: 0:06 - 26 May 2019
TEHRAN, May 24 - Forces loyal to the United Nations-backed Libyan Government carried out a counter-assault against eastern commander Khalifa Haftar's Libyan National Army (LNA) on Saturday as the battle for the besieged capital intensified.

Libya’s opposing forces clash near besieged capitalTEHRAN, Young Journalists Club (YJC) - The flare-up in the conflict in Libya began in early April, when Haftar's LNA advanced on Tripoli.

The country has been gripped by anarchy since Muammar Gaddafi was toppled in 2011.

The LNA is now bogged down in southern suburbs by fighters loyal to Prime Minister Fayez al-Sarraj's Government of National Accord (GNA).

Fighting in the battle for Tripoli has killed at least 510 people, forced 75,000 out of their homes, trapped thousands of migrants in detention centers and flattened some suburbs, according to the United Nations.

(Source: Reuters)

Your Comment