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Guterres: 77 children were killed due to the armed conflict in Libya during 2019

The Libyan Address Journal

United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has announced that Libya witnessed the death of 77 children between the ages of 6 and 17 during the armed conflict in the country in 2019.

Guterres explained in a special report on children in armed conflicts during 2019, that at least 77 children have been killed or maimed because of the military conflict in western Libya.

The UN report indicated that most incidents occurred from artillery shelling, airstrikes, including UAVs attacks, and explosives of remnants of war.

The UN report verified 24 attacks on nine schools and fifteen hospitals, as well as other 24 attacks on health facilities.

The report stated that the hostilities forced approximately 220 schools to close in and around Tripoli, and deprived at least 116,000 children of their right to education.

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