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UN Calls for Libya Ceasefire after Deadly Clashes

The UN has pleaded for an immediate end to hostilities in Libya after a day of brutal fighting in the country's capital, Tripoli

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LIBYA: After the previous demonstration in Libya, Abdul Hamid Dbeibah, the head of the transitional unity government, backed up their proposal by claiming that all of the country’s institutions required a revamp.

The UN has pleaded for an immediate end to hostilities in Libya after a day of brutal fighting in the country’s capital, Tripoli, between rival political factions.

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The Tripoli health ministry reported that during the battle, at least 23 individuals were killed and numerous others were injured. Young comedian Mustafa Baraka was among the fatalities, as claimed by an official.

On Saturday, the military of the internationally recognised government tried very hard to reject a convoy of militias loyal to Fathi Bashagha, who is recognised as the prime minister by a competing eastern parliament.

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In many parts of the capital, there were reports of explosions and small-arms fire. According to emergency services, several hospitals were affected. Furthermore, residents of neighbourhoods close to the conflict were evacuated.

The UN’s Libya mission demanded an immediate truce, claiming that the combat had included “the indiscriminate medium and heavy shelling in civilian-populated neighbourhoods.”

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With free healthcare and free education, the oil-rich nation formerly boasted one of the greatest standards of living in all of Africa.

Libya has been in chaos ever since Col. Muammar Gaddafi was ousted in a NATO-backed uprising in 2011.

Despite this, the nation had had a period of relative peace during the previous two years.

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