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UN evacuates 350 more refugees detained in Tripoli amid clashes

UN evacuates 350 more refugees detained in Tripoli amid clashes

The United Nations has evacuated 350 more refugees from a detention centre in southern Tripoli in the midst of rising violence near the Libyan capital.

The Libyan National Army (LNA), managed by rebel military commander Khalifa Haftar, which is connected to a rival government in eastern Libya, mounted an offensive on Tripoli earlier this month, but has since failed to break the city’s southern defences, Aljazeera reports.

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The refugees came from a facility in Qasr Ben Gashir district spear headed by the UN-recognised government in Tripoli, an area that has become the main territory of the unending fighting.

UNHCR said in a statement on Wednesday. At least 12 refugees required hospital treatment after being attacked, the UN said.

However, hospitals are struggling with chronic shortage of medical supplies amid power outages and weakened water pumping stations, the aid agency said in a statement after three weeks of clashes.

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