635 citizens killed due to clashes on Tripoli outskirts

The World Health Organization said that some 635 people were killed in the clashes on the outskirts of the Libyan capital of Tripoli, between the Libyan National Army's forces and the forces of the National Accord Government.

The World Health Organization said the death toll included 41 civilians killed in the clashes, while more than 3,550 others injured, including three medical workers.

The International Organization for Migration said earlier that more than 90,000 people were forced to leave their homes because of the clashes that erupted on the outskirts of Tripoli. The UN envoy to Libya called for an urgent humanitarian truce to help supporting the displaced people fleeing the clashes.

In the Libyan and international circles, there are fears that the conflict between the conflicting parties will escalate after the Accord Forces launched an air attack on the Libyan army's forces and the possibility that the latter will retaliate with a similar attack.

These attacks coincided with the presence of UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres in the capital Tripoli, where he was quickly transferred to the east of the country to meet the National Army's commander Khalifa Haftar and discuss the truce with the Accord Forces.

Although the UN special envoy to Libya Ghassan Salama said the matter was difficult under these circumstances, the international organization announced that talks scheduled to be held later this month would continue as planned in an attempt to defuse the crisis between the two sides.

(T/S)

ANHA


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