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One killed, six injured in clashes in western Libyan city, TV channel says

One killed, six injured in clashes in western Libyan city, TV channel says

AT least one person was killed and six injured when fierce clashes broke out in the city of Zawiya in western Libya, prompting calls for a ceasefire to rescue families trapped in the conflict area, a Libyan TV channel said. Ali Ahneesh, head of the Red Crescent branch in Zawiya, told the Istanbul-based Libya Alahrar TV channel that 10 families had been evacuated, and called for “a ceasefire to evacuate families stuck in the areas where the clashes have taken place”. Red Crescent volunteers had been receiving calls from families in the conflict area asking to be evacuated, he said.…
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Libya force frees prisoners

Libya force frees prisoners

FORCES in Zawiya in western Libya yesterday released more than 100 captives taken from Khalifa Haftar's eastern-based Libyan National Army (LNA) to solidify a months-long ceasefire and moves towards national unity. The men had been held since April 2019 when Haftar launched an assault to seize control of the capital, Tripoli, and other areas in the northwest, ending with his retreat last summer. Libya's warring sides agreed a ceasefire in October in Geneva, and political talks led this month to agreement on a new unity government to replace the two rival administrations that had ruled in east and west. The…
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