Stop fighting, pleads Libya government
Libya’s Un-backed government has announced a state of emergency in the capital, with ongoing fighting killing 39 people, including civilians.
The fighting erupted last week between armed groups from Tripoli against others from a town to the south vying for power.
The health ministry said the fighting has also wounded 96 others.
A government statement yesterday urged rival militias to stop the fighting and abide by a ceasefire brokered by the UN.
Libya slid into chaos after the 2011 uprising that overthrew and killed long-time ruler Colonel Gaddafi.