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Libya crisis: Sisi meets Haftar in Cairo; UN says 121 dead, over 500 injured

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Quoting the spokesperson, Al Jazeera, reported that Sisi has been an ardent supporter of Haftar's forces, which controls parts of However, no other details about the meeting were available.

On Saturday, an air raid by Haftar's forces hit the yard of a school on the southern outskirts of Tripoli, where Haftar's forces have been confronted by forces allied to United Nations-backed

According to the state media, the LNA forces are currently preparing a unit to move to Libya's biggest Es Sider and Ras Lanuf ports located on the eastern coast of the country, anticipating an attack from an group allied to al-Serraj, eastern military officials said.

Meanwhile, government was quoted as saying that will only agree to a ceasefire only if the LNA troops return back to the east.

Haftar announced an attack against on April 4 to capture the capital and the entire west of from the UN-backed (GNA), headed by Serraj.

The latest report issued by the UN noted that 121 people were killed and over 500 people have suffered in the ongoing political crisis in

"#LibyaCrisis casualties are 682: 121 dead and 561 wounded. WHO sending medical supplies, health staff support for first- and second-line responders," the in Libya tweeted.

The report informed that the number of individuals who have fled their homes due to the current hostilities is now approaching 16,000. Over 2,000 of whom were displaced in the past 24 hours alone, it added.

Eight ambulances have been struck by weaponry since the beginning of the current hostilities. So far some 4,000 people have been reached with some form of humanitarian assistance, the report said.

The oil-rich African nation is now disconnected from air traffic as its only working was bombarded on April 8, which means only the roadway in and out from the war-ravaged nation is functional.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Sun, April 14 2019. 20:43 IST
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