CAIRO – The U.N. migration company says latest clashes between rival Libyan militias for management of Tripoli have displaced greater than 18,000 individuals.
U.N. spokesman Stephane Dujarric stated on Monday in New York that the Worldwide Group for Migration reported that 13 civilians are among the many 146 killed to date in clashes because the self-styled Libyan Nationwide Military launched a serious navy offensive on April 5.
Dujarric says round 3,000 migrants stay trapped in detention facilities in and near battle areas.
The preventing pits the Libyan Nationwide Military, led by commander Khalifa Hifter in opposition to militias affiliated with Tripoli’s U.N.-backed authorities.
The clashes threaten to re-ignite civil warfare such because the 2011 one which toppled and killed longtime dictator Moammar Gadhafi. Libya is cut up between rival governments within the east and west.