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WHO: 264 dead in weeks of fighting in Tripoli

The Address | Benghazi – Libya

TRIPOLI – The World Health Organization said 264 people have been killed and 1,266 wounded in three weeks of fighting in Tripoli between the Libyan National Army (LNA) and militias affiliated with the Tripoli-based Government of National Accord (GNA).

The United Nations’ health agency said large numbers of civilians are seeking shelter from the fighting in medical clinics. But it says its immediate concern is for the thousands of people trapped inside GNA-run detention centers close to the fighting.

Along with a call for an immediate cease-fire, U.N. humanitarian officials say they urgently need more than $10 million to keep helping beleaguered civilians in Libya. The officials say they have received just 6% of pledges so far.

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