The Dallas Morning News
U.N.: 8,000 displaced by fighting in Libya
BERLIN — The escalation in violence in and around Libya’s capital has resulted in the displacement of more than 8,000 people, the United Nations said Thursday.
U.N. spokesman Stephane Dujarric said the fighting in the past 24 hours was “the heaviest since the outbreak of hostilities.”
The selfstyled Libyan National Army, led by Field Marshal Khalifa Hifter, launched a major military offensive earlier this month aimed at capturing Tripoli.
The oilrich North African country is now governed by rival administrations — a U.N.backed government in Tripoli and the west and another government supported by Hifter and his supporters in the east.