Libyan officials say fighting rages near capital

Forces loyal to Libya's UN-recognised unity government say they have arrested a number of jihadists linked to Al-Qaeda

An air attack by forces loyal to renegade military commander Khalifa Haftar near the Libyan capital killed five doctors, the Health Ministry of the UN-recognised Government of National Accord (GNA) said on Sunday.

Libya has been roiled in battle for the reason that plunge of long-time chief Muammar Gaddafi in 2011.

Libya's UN-recognized Government of National Accord (GNA) on Friday targeted Al-Jufra airbase, controlled by forces based in the east of the troubled country.

In statements to Al Arabiya news channel, Saleh said what the LNA is doing in Tripoli is a legal and right national mission.

The LNA has not commented.

"The field hospital located on the airport road (south of Tripoli) was hit by an air raid".


The Tripoli Ministry of Health reports that the attack killed five Field Medicine and Support Service personnel and eight other medical personnel working in the field were injured.

"It changed into an instantaneous hit against the world neatly being facility which changed into packed with scientific teams", Mr Hashemi added.

African migrants who employ Libya as a key crossing uncover Europe absorb additionally been caught up within the combating.

There was no immediate confirmation or denial of responsibility from Haftar's forces. Over the closing three years he has labored to make the aid of the tons of militias and politicians, but he has miniature real energy over the total nation or the forces ostensibly under his regulate.

When those who held power in Tripoli refused to give it up in 2014, the newly elected MPs moved to the port of Tobruk, 1,000km (620 miles) away, along with the old government.

The army, led by Khalifa Haftar, has been leading a military campaign since early April to take over the capital Tripoli from the UN-backed government.

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