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Battle for the capital: at Least 220 killed in two weeks

Fighting for control of the Libyan capital, Libya has been stepped up in recent days and could lead to a full civil war.

the Number of people killed since the 5. april is at least 220 - including civilians. This was stated by the UN health organization, WHO.

According to the WHO, is at least 1066 been wounded since the selvetablerede group the Libyan National Army (LNA) embarked on a offensive first of the month to take Tripoli.

the LNA, which is led by Khalifa Haftar, fighting against rival militias who are loosely associated with a weak UN-backed government in the capital.

Observers fear that the scope of the kampenen will take drastically, so the situation will come to resemble the civil war in 2011, when the country's then-leader Muammer Gaddafi was overthrown.

Libya is divided between rival governments in east and west.

The government forces and the rebels accuse each other of attacking civilians.

President Donald Trump took earlier in the week by telephone contact to Hafter and expressed american support for the libyan militsleders alleged fight against terrorism and his attempts to win control over the country's oil resources.

The american support for Haftar has strengthened his position and weakened the diplomatic efforts to get a ceasefire, assessing the diplomats across the AFP news agency.

According to the UN, the fighting has led to over 18,000 citizens have had to leave their home.

the Fighting in Tripoli is concentrated in the southern parts, say the inhabitants to Reuters.

the LNA claimed Saturday to have taken a number of positions and forced opponents on the run in several places.

the united nations recognized in the 2015 enhedsregeringen in Tripoli as the legitimate Libyan government with Security council approval. But the Security council can not reach consensus on a call for a ceasefire.

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