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Death toll from Tripoli clashes climbs to 96, many are injured, displaced and missing

The Address | Benghazi – Libya

TRIPOLI – The death toll from weeks of fighting between armed groups in Libya’s capital, Tripoli, has climbed to at least 96 people, most of whom are civilians, the proposed Government of National Accord’s Health Ministry said Friday.

In addition to the fatalities, the clashes have wounded 444 people. Also, 16 people are missing. GNA’s Health Ministry said the fighting  has also displaced at least 123 families from their homes.

On Thursday, 11 people, including eight civilians, were killed and 33 others were wounded in southern Tripoli, the Ministry added.

Tripoli has witnessed deadly clashes since August 26th. UN Support Mission in Libya recently brokered a cease-fire agreement between rival GNA-funded militias; however, clashes erupted again in southern Tripoli since Tuesday morning.

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