Death toll of clashes in Libya's capital rises to 272: WHO

  24 April 2019    Read: 1812
Death toll of clashes in Libya

A total of 272 people have been killed and 1,282 others injured in the fighting between the UN-backed Libyan government and the east-based army in and around the capital Tripoli so far, the World Health Organization (WHO) said Wednesday, Xinhua reports. 

"Tripoli toll is now 272 dead, 1,282 wounded and more than 30,000 displaced," WHO tweeted earlier Wednesday.

"WHO and partners are working to make sure primary health care facilities have supplies and resources to serve displaced families," WHO confirmed.

The east-based army, led by Khalifa Haftar, has been leading a military campaign since early April to take over Tripoli where the UN-backed government is based.

Libya has been struggling to make a democratic transition amid insecurity and chaos ever since the fall of former leader Muammar Gaddafi in 2011.

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