Death toll of Libya’s Tripoli fighting rises to 562

Libya FighterA total of 562 people have been killed and 2,855 others injured in the fighting in and around the capital Tripoli, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Monday.

“The death toll from the armed conflict in Tripoli has risen to 562, including 40 civilians, and 2,855 others have been wounded, including 106 civilians,” WHO tweeted.

“Last week’s deaths included two health workers in ambulances,” WHO added.

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 undergo a transitional period amid chaos since the fall of former leader Muammar Gaddafi in 2011.

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