205 killed in recent clashes near Libya capital

The World Health Organisation in Libya wrote on their official Twitter handle, “Toll for armed conflict in #Tripoli is 205 dead and 913 wounded. Medical specialists that WHO #Libya deployed to support frontline hospitals are helping perform dozens of surgeries.”

Libya has been largely divided into two factions ever since the death of Dictator Muammar Gaddafi. The LNA-backed parliament controlled the east of Libya, while the UN-backed interim Government of National Accord (GNA) governs Libya’s western region from Tripoli.

Ministry of External Affair spokesperson Raveesh Kumar on Thursday tweeted two helpline numbers of Indian Embassy in Tripoli. Kumar added in his tweet that the Embassy will extend all possible assistance to Indian citizens.

The tweet read, “Update on Security Situation in Libya. Indian citizens are advised to observe extreme caution. Embassy will extend all possible assistance. Embassy Helpline: 00218 924201771”