April 18, 2019 / 6:13 AM / 2 months ago

Death toll exceeds 200 in Tripoli fighting - WHO

GENEVA (Reuters) - Some 205 people have been killed, including 18 civilians, and 913 wounded in two weeks of fighting near the Libyan capital of Tripoli, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Thursday.

Shells slammed into a densely-populated district of Tripoli late on Tuesday, piling misery on civilians from a two-week assault by commander Khalifa Haftar’s forces to take Libya’s capital from an internationally-backed government.

Reporting by Stephanie Nebehay; Editing by Raissa Kasolowsky

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