UNITED STATES (VOP TODAY NEWS) — The death toll in Libya, where fighting is taking place in the Tripoli area, has risen to 443 people, more than 2.1 thousand were injured, the World Health Organization (WHO) division in the country said.
Previously reported 432 dead and 2,069 wounded.
“Four hundred forty-three people died and 2110 injured in clashes in Tripoli in Libya. As the crisis continues, the number of people forced to leave their homes approaches 60,000, and WHO is working to coordinate the work of the health services for them,” the report said. posted to the Twitter organization.
The commander of the eastern Libyan national army, Marshal Khalifa Haftar, on April 4 ordered his forces to launch an offensive on Tripoli to “liberate themselves from terrorists.”
Armed units loyal to the government in Tripoli announced the start of the response operation “Vulcan of Wrath”. In recent days, the LNA Air Force conducted several shelling of positions and weapons caches of armed formations in different parts of Tripoli.
After the overthrow and murder of the Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi in 2011, Libya virtually ceased to function as a single state. Now dual power reigns in the country. The parliament elected by the people sits in the east, and in the west, in the capital Tripoli, the government of national consensus headed by Fayez Sarraj rules with the support of the UN and the European Union. The authorities in the eastern part of the country operate independently of Tripoli and cooperate with the Libyan National Army.
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