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Libya: Fighting Escalates In Derna, UN Says
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Fighting escalated in the Libyan city of Derna, with air raids, shelling of residential areas and heavy ground clashes, the United Nations humanitarian office said on Thursday.

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There were severe water, food and medicine shortages, and electricity and water were completely cut off for the city's 125,000 residents, the UN said in a report that described the violence as "unprecedented" there.

The eastern city has been encircled since July 2017 by the Libyan National Army [LNA], whose commander Khalifa Haftar opposes the internationally recognized government based in the country's west.

Located on the coast around 270 km from the border with Egypt, it is the only major town in eastern Libya outside LNA control.

"The LNA has announced that it now has control over the city's eastern and western entrances ... and surrounding areas where clashes have been taking place," the UN report said.

The UN report said the LNA announced on Tuesday it had taken control of Derna's highest area and the DPF subsequently announced its withdrawal from the city's industrial zone.

"Local sources report that DPF are current
ly taking positions amongst civilian infrastructure in residential areas, mostly in the center of the city and reportedly in civilian clothing," the UN report said, adding that civilians were being prevented from leaving the city.

Until this month, the LNA's campaign had been largely limited to occasional air strikes and bombardments. Since May 22, indiscriminate shelling had killed at least five civilians, including two children, the UN said.

The UN said no aid has entered the city since mid-March, apart from a delivery of kidney dialysis materials and medication earlier this week.

Source: News Agencies, Edited by website team

 

31-05-2018 | 13:45


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