Libya death toll rises to 205 as Tripoli fighting continues: WHO

Posted In: News Date:Apr 19th, 2019

At least 205 people have been killed in the battle for control of the Libyan capital Tripoli, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Thursday, as the United Nations-recognised government said it would seek the prosecution of renegade military leader Khalifa Haftar in the International Criminal Court (ICC).

Libya's unity government issued an arrest warrant for General Haftar for allegedly ordering deadly air attacks against civilian areas.

Six of Haftar's officers were also named in the warrant, which was issued by the military prosecutor general and published by the unity government's press office.

The United Nations(UN)-affiliated WHO said in a post on Twitter it had deployed medical specialists to support front-line hospitals as the recent fighting had also left more than 900 wounded.