TRIPOLI, May 25 — Fighter jets of Libya’s UN-backed government on Saturday carried out six airstrikes against the east-based army in south of the capital Tripoli.

 

“The air force carried out six airstrikes against remnants of the militias of the war criminal Haftar (army) in southern Tripoli,” the government forces said in a statement.

The statement also said that the government forces progressed in southern Tripoli and seized three military vehicles of the army.

The army, led by General Khalifa Haftar, has been leading a military campaign since early April to take over the capital from the government.

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), the fighting so far killed 510 people and injured 2,467 others.

The army is allied with the eastern-based government, as the country is politically divided between eastern and western government. – XINHUA