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Libyan air forces launch three strikes in southern Tripoli

Just Earth News 2019-06-12 10:19:25

Two airstrikes targeted troops near the airport in southern Tripoli, and a third one targeted troops in Wadi Rabie town also located in southern Tripoli, according to a statement issued by the government forces on Tuesday.

The two airstrikes near the airport were "accurate", the statement said.

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

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), the fighting has so far killed 653 and injured 3,547 others.

Libya has been struggling to undergo a transitional period amid chaos since the fall of former leader Muammar Gaddafi in 2011.