Libya: Clashes rage near Tripoli as UN ceasefire attempt fails

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    Intense fighting between pro-government forces and militias loyal to Libyan strongman Khalifa Haftar continued late into Sunday despite attempts by the United Nations to secure a temporary ceasefire.

    Haftar's forces launched a military offensive to capture the Libyan capital of Tripoli last week, threatening to send the conflict-ridden country into further chaos.

    The latest:

    • At least 21 people were killed in clashes between government loyalists and pro-Haftar forces.
    • The UN says some 2,200 people have been displaced by the fighting, and many are cut off from emergency help.
    • The UN had called for a two-hour truce to allow civilians and those wounded in clashes to flee.
    • The US military has temporarily withdrawn its troops "in response to security conditions on the ground."
    Libya: Clashes rage near Tripoli as UN ceasefire attempt fails | DW | 07.04.2019

    It's almost laughable (insane laughter) for the pretense of concern towards the civilians.
     

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