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Libya's UN-backed gov't declares state of emergency in Tripoli

 

Libya’s UN-backed government has announced a state of emergency in the capital city of Tripoli and its outskirts as 39 people including civilians have been killed in clashes over the past few days.
The fighting erupted last week between armed groups from Tripoli against others from a town to the south vying for power in Libya’s capital. The Health Ministry said the fighting has also wounded 96 others.
Sunday’s statement by the government urged rival militias to stop the fighting and abide a UN-brokered cease-fire.

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