90 killed, 200 injured in Libya’s communal clashes in Murzug

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The Office for Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) has confirmed on twitter that around ninety people have been killed and two hundred injured since the start of violence in Murzuq, Libya.

About Six thousand five hundred people have been internally displaced and infrastructures destroyed as a result of the escalated violence.

The United Nation and humanitarian partners have been very helpful in providing emergency assistance to the people in the area, although electricity outage and limited telecommunication is still a great challenge.

Libya has been horribly attacked in recent times since the long-time ruler Muammar Gaddafi was ousted and killed in an uprising in 2011.

The most recent attack was an air raid on August 4 which killed at least 42 people, attributed to forces of the Lybian National Army (LAN) of Khalifa Haftar.

He attacked on the Muslim holiday of Eid al-Adha, even though there was a truce made with the United States.

The Libya National Army (LNA) that controls the east, and internationally-recognized Government of National Accord (GNA) that controls the west, have split the country due to the rivalry between them.

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