OREANDA-NEWSThe death toll during the clashes in Tripoli between troops of the Libyan National Army (LNA), Field Marshal Khalifa Haftar and the Government of the National Accord (PNS), recognized by the international community, increased to 51. This was reported by news agency.

According to it, among those killed are civilians. Earlier, Agence France-Presse, citing the Ministry of Health of the Government of National Accord (PNS), reported about 32 dead and about 50 wounded. About 3.4 thousand people left their homes or were blocked and could not get the help of rescuers. Two doctors who risked rescuing the wounded from the war zone were killed.

Earlier on Monday, the LNA Air Force fighter struck the military airfield of Mitig, which has served as an international airport since 2014. As a result, he stopped working. The shelling of a civilian object was condemned by the special representative of the UN Secretary-General in Libya, Hasan Salame, calling it a gross violation of international law. "The attacks on the airport Mitiga were not aimed at civilian aircraft, the purpose of a point strike were two combat aircraft," said al-Mismari. He was captured on video. 

Haftar launched an attack on Tripoli on 4 April. Despite UN appeals, clashes continue — on Sunday, the organization called for a two-hour cease-fire, but the call was ignored.

In 2011, civil war broke out in Libya. Colonel Muammar Gaddafi, who ruled the country since 1969, was overthrown and killed. On the side of his opponents fought the forces of the international coalition, which included France, the United States, Britain and other countries. Currently, Libya is in a situation of dual power: in the east in the city of Tobruk sits the parliament, in the west in Tripoli - the government of national concord.