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1 Killed, Others Injured after Renewed Fighting in Libyan Capital

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7Dnews London

Wed, 16 Jan 2019 18:58 GMT

Libyan authorities say fighting between rival armed groups in the capital Tripoli has flared up again after four months of a UN-brokered ceasefire, AP reported.

The fighting between militias allied with the UN-backed government of Tripoli and an armed group from a nearby town killed at least one person and wounded 17 others on Wednesday, January 16th, according to Malek Merset, spokesperson for the Ministry of Health in Tripoli.

The UN mission warned against violations of the ceasefire reached in September last year after at least 96 people, including civilians, were killed that August, due to armed militia conflict in the Libyan capital.

Since the overthrow of the Muammar Gaddafi regime in 2011, Libya has been in a state of lawlessness, with rival authorities in Tripoli and the east of the country, each supported by militia groups.


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