Enforce UN arms embargo on Libya, says Qatar

Enforce UN arms embargo on Libya, says Qatar

Enforce UN arms embargo on Libya, says Qatar

Dozens of people have been killed and more than 18,000 displaced since fighting broke out on April 4.

"Tripoli toll is now 174 dead and 756 wounded".

He continued that almost 3,000 refugees and migrants are still trapped in detention centres in or close to conflict-affected areas.

Reports from residents stated that heavy shelling could be heard in several parts of Tripoli late on Tuesday.

On 4 April, retired Major General Khalifa Haftar has launched an ongoing military operation to take over Tripoli, in a move that has raised widespread worldwide rejection and condemnation.

Recent clashes between rival Libyan militias for control of the capital Tripoli have displaced more than 18,000 people, the United Nations said, and prompted the prosecutor of the International Criminal Court to warn Tuesday that she could investigate and possibly prosecute new offenses.

The operation came as fierce fighting continued between forces loyal to strongman Khalifa Haftar and those backing the internationally recognised Government of National Accord (GNA).

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In the North African country ever since the overthrow of Libyan ruler Muammar al-Gaddafi in 2011, Chaos.

Both pro-government forces and Haftar's self-styled Libyan National Army (LNA) accuse each other of targeting civilians, with each launching daily air raids in addition to clashes on the ground.

As rockets fell on the city, the United Kingdom called on the UN Security Council to demand an immediate ceasefire.

Russian Federation and France have praised Haftar's battlefield successes in defeating armed groups aligned with the Islamic State armed group in the south of Libya.

Qatar's foreign minister said Tuesday that practices by East Libya-based commander Khalifa Haftar were obstructing efforts for dialogue in the war-torn country.

TRIPOLI MILITIASThe U.N. and Western nations support a transitional government set up in Tripoli in 2016 and led by Fayez al-Sarraj, a technocrat with no military experience. He presents himself as a champion against terrorism, though opponents cast him as a would-be dictator.

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