International health: 205 citizens killed in Libya

About 205 people, including 18 civilians were killed and 913 others injured in the fighting has been ongoing for two weeks near the Libyan capital Tripoli, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Thursday.

Reuters said shells fell on a densely populated neighborhood late on Tuesday, and that increased the suffering of civilians following an attack launched by the Libyan National Army led by Marshal Khalifa Haftar to control the capital from the government of Fayez al-Serraj supported by Qatar and Turkey.

In another context, a Libyan military source said on Thursday morning to "Sputnik" Russian agency, that the warplanes targeted sites in the city of Hoon and al-Jafra area in the south-west of the country.

The source pointed out that the warplane took off from the city of Misrata, and the dependency of the aircrafts that launched the attack has not been known yet.

The city of Hoon about 200 km south of Sirte, and between Sirte and Misrata is 140 km.

On Wednesday, Germany called for an emergency UN Security Council meeting on Libya after talks on a draft resolution calling for a ceasefire in Tripoli failed.

According to a memorandum sent by the German mission to the Council, the Security Council is expected to hold a closed meeting on Thursday "to consult on finding ways forward."

The United Nations said that the recent clashes between the parties to the Libyan conflict in the suburbs of Tripoli led to the displacement of about 20 thousand people and a number of casualties, which prompted the Prosecutor at the International Criminal Court to warn that it may investigate and pursuit any new attacks resulted from the fighting in the Capital.

(T/S)

ANHA 


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