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UN-backed Libyan forces launch airstrikes in S Tripoli

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The UN-backed Government of National Accord's (GNA) forces launched three airstrikes against the Khalifa Haftar-led (LNA) here, according to an official statement.

Troops near the airport in were targeted through two airstrikes. The third strike targeted troops in the Wadi Rabie town in Southern Tripoli, reported while quoting the official statement.

The statement highlighted that the airstrikes near the airport were "accurate."

The Libyan capital has seen major infighting ever since Haftar launched an offensive to retake from GNA in April.

653 people have lost their lives in the fighting so far, while 3,547 others have sustained injuries, according to the Health Organisation (WHO).

has been largely divided into two factions ever since the death of dictator in 2011. The Libyan National Army-backed parliament controlled the east of Libya, while the UN-backed interim (GNA) governs Libya's western region from

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First Published: Wed, June 12 2019. 13:09 IST