LIBYA: UN CALLS FOR A WEEK-LONG HUMANITARIAN TRUCE IN TRIPOLI

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The UN has called for a week-long humanitarian truce in Libya where eastern forces have waged a war to take control of Tripoli.

It urged the warring sides to implement a truce starting today to coincide with the beginning of Ramadan.

The UN mission in Libya called on all parties to allow the delivery of humanitarian aid to those in need.

It also urged Tripoli administration and eastern Libyan forces and to ensure the freedom of movement for civilians during this truce.

According to Libya’s government, 187 people have been have been killed in the war since April 4th.

It said that over a thousand others have been wounded, since General Khalifa Haftar launched an offensive to capture Tripoli.

The UN said the fighting has displaced around 50,000 people.

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