Libya's east-based army launches airstrikes on UN-backed gov't forces

Source: Xinhua| 2019-11-03 03:30:42|Editor: Mu Xuequan
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TRIPOLI, Nov. 2 (Xinhua) -- The air force of Libya's east-based army on Saturday targeted the forces of the UN-backed government in western Libya, as the armed conflict between the two rivals continues.

A military camp located near the western city of Zolton, some 140 west of the capital Tripoli, was targeted with more than 12 military vehicles and two tanks destroyed, the east-based army's information office said in a statement.

The air force also targeted positions of the UN-backed government's forces 15 km east of Tripoli, the information office added.

The statement did not reveal any details about human casualties.

The east-based army and the UN-backed government have been fighting since early April over control of Tripoli, which is home to more than 2 million people.

The violence has killed and injured thousands of people, and displaced hundreds of thousands from their homes.

The east-based army, led by Khalifa Haftar, is allied with the east-based government, as the North African nation is politically divided between eastern and western governments.