Child killed in shelling south of Libyan capital - The Libyan Report

Child killed in shelling south of Libyan capital

Source: Xinhua| 2019-11-05 04:13:57|Editor: yan

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TRIPOLI, Nov. 4 (Xinhua) -- A child was killed on Monday and two others were injured when shelling hit south of the Libyan capital Tripoli, which is witnessing fierce fighting between the UN-backed government forces and the eastern-based army.

According to the Health Ministry's Field Medical Center, the child died of his wounds as he was taken to a hospital, while the other two children were injured by fragments of shells.

The shelling also caused material damage to a nearby clinic, the center said on its official Facebook page.

The eastern-based army, led by Khalifa Haftar, has been leading a military campaign since early April against the UN-backed government, attempting to take over the capital Tripoli and overthrow the UN-backed government.

The armed conflict has killed and injured thousands of people and displaced hundreds of thousands of civilians away from their homes. source