Tripoli clashes continue as death toll reaches 1100
On 15 July, the World Health Organisation (WHO) reported that since the clashes began in Tripoli at the start of April, over 1 093 people have been killed, including 106 civilians, with as many as 5 752 people injured. More than 100 000 people have been displaced. Fighting between Libyan National Army (LNA) forces and Government of National Accord (GNA) aligned forces continued in southern Tripoli last week, with notable clashes in Wadi al-Rabea, Ain Zara, Salahuddin and Khallat Furjan. On 10 July, the LNA claimed control of the latter after intense clashes.
The LNA has continued to conduct aerial assaults over Tripoli, apparently gaining aerial superiority over the GNA-aligned forces over the reporting period. The LNA also undertook a series of air strikes in the Fezzan region last week (See Murzuq and Sharara reports further below). The frontlines in southern Tripoli are likely to remain relatively static in the short term, though the threat of collateral damage, revenge attacks and massacres will only increase as the conflict continues and the stakes rise.