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21 dead, 27 injured in fighting near Libyan capital

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According to the information given by the Libya’s UN-backed government, in an incident that took place near Libyan capital Tripoli killed at least 21 and 27 others got injured after a fight between rebel forces.

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Rebel forces under Gen Khalifa Haftar have advanced from the east with the aim of taking Tripoli, the media reported.

Prime Minister Fayez al-Serraj has accused him of attempting a coup and says rebels will be met with force.

Among the dead was a Red Crescent doctor killed on Saturday. Gen Haftar’s forces said they had lost 14 fighters.

International powers have begun evacuating personnel from Libya amid the worsening security situation.

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Libya has been torn by violence and political instability since long-time ruler Muammar Gaddafi was deposed and killed in 2011.

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