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Libya crisis: Fighting flares on outskirts of Tripoli

Libya crisis: Fighting flares on outskirts of Tripoli

Fresh fighting has flared near the Libyan capital, Tripoli, between pro-government forces and rebel fighters from the east of the country.
The rebels, told to march on Tripoli by their leader Khalifa Haftar, said they had been targeted by an air strike.
Tripoli is the home of Libya’s internationally recognised government, which has the backing of the UN.
The UN’s Libya envoy has insisted that a planned conference on possible new elections will still go ahead.
UN troops in the capital have been placed on high alert.
Libya has been torn by violence and political instability since long-time ruler Muammar Gaddafi was deposed and killed in 2011.