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Libya continues to pays in civilian lives
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Libya’s self-proclaimed National Army, a continuation from the anti-Gaddafi National Liberation Army says offensive will not stop until
‘terrorists’ are cleared from Libya.
Its spokesman Ahmed Al-Mesmari claims that the current unrest in the
country is directly caused by interference from the outside world.
“ We know that the battle is very large and we also know that the battle
is decisive and therefore we take all the measures to accomplish this
task successfully. Second, we have taken all the measures through
which we protect lives and civilians as well as public and private property.” he said.
On Tuesday, the World Health Organization said a total of 174 people
were killed and 756 others wounded in fighting between the UN-installed
government and the eastern army in and around Tripoli.
Libya has been struggling to stabilise since the UN invasion and regime change in 2011.
The resulting war and concurrent civil war as well as rise and fall of Daesh have been confusing and messy. Insurgent groups with similar and frequently changing names have fought for and against the rule of the pre-2011 government whilst battling outside fighters and political pressures.
Pre-2011 Libya was Africa’s wealthiest country and largest economy with the highest standard of living. Now the country suffers wide spread poverty, war and complete destabilisation. Many who opposed previous leader Gaddafi and his methodologies and ideologies are trapped between not wishing to support the remnants of his old government and not eating to support the UN, who are responsible for the war and disaster that rips through the country today.
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