WHO: official death toll from fights in Libya's Tripoli reaches 653 - The Libyan Report

WHO: official death toll from fights in Libya's Tripoli reaches 653

(MENAFN) On Sunday, the World Health Organization (WHO) stated that as many as 653 people have been murdered and 3,547 others wounded in the battles in and around Libya's capital Tripoli.

The WHO emphasized on social media platform Twitter, "The toll for the ongoing conflict in Libya's capital is 653 dead, including 41 civilians, and 3,547 wounded, including 126 civilians".

The east-based army, headed by Khalifa Haftar, has been leading a military campaign since early April to take control over Tripoli, where the UN-backed government is headquarted.

The army denied last week achieving any truce with the government, affirming "significant changes" will be made soon on the ground.

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