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Fighting around Tripoli resumes, 2-day truce ends – Libyan officials

Fighting around Tripoli resumes, 2-day truce ends – Libyan officials

Fighting around Tripoli has resumed following a two-day truce observed during the Muslim holiday of Eid al-Adha, Libyan officials said Tuesday.

The self-styled Libyan National Army, led by commander Khalifa Haftar, carried out airstrikes overnight on the southern outskirts of Tripoli, AP reports, citing unnamed officials.

Militias allied to the UN-backed government in Tripoli also shelled Haftar’s forces in the area. Both sides had accepted a UN-proposed truce during Eid al-Adha, which began Sunday.

Hafter’s forces launched an offensive to capture Tripoli in April. The fighting has reportedly killed over 1,100 people, mostly combatants, and displaced more than 100,000 civilians. The battle lines have changed little over recent weeks.