The death toll in the conflict in Libya has exceeded 440 people

TOPSHOT - Members of a brigade loyal to the Fajr Libya (Libya Dawn), an alliance of Islamist-backed fighters, drive pick up trucks mounted with machine guns during a military parade following battles against the Islamic State (IS) group, in the city of Sabratha, west of the capital Tripoli, on February 28, 2016. On February 19, a US air strike near Sabratha targeted a suspected IS training camp, killing 50 people. / AFP / MAHMUD TURKIA (Photo credit should read MAHMUD TURKIA/AFP/Getty Images)

UNITED STATES (VOP TODAY NEWS) — As a result of clashes of the opposing forces near the Libyan capital Tripoli, 443 people have already died, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Wednesday.

“443 people were killed and 2 110 injured due to clashes in Libya,” – said the organization on Twitter.

Previously reported about 400 dead and about 2 thousand wounded.

The number of people who lost shelter due to the conflict has increased to almost 60 thousand, the organization notes.

In the spring of 2019 in Libya, the conflict between the two warring parties trying to unite the country under their command intensified: the country’s “eastern” authorities, supported by the Libyan People’s Army commander of the Caliph Haftar, and the government of national consent, formed with the support of the UN.

On 4 April, the Commander of the Libyan People’s Army, Khalifa Haftar, announced the launch of an offensive on Tripoli. Battle clashes are underway in the suburbs of the Libyan capital.

The leader of the UN-recognized government of national consensus Fayez Saraj is currently on tour in Europe. He has already visited Italy and France, and French President Emmanuel Macron assured Saraj of his support.


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