Libya: At least 21 people killed in fighting between Fajr Libya militia and pro-government forces in Tajoura
At least 21 people have been killed in fighting near Libya’s capital Tripoli, military sources say as the country’s rival parliaments met in Morocco for UN-brokered peace talks aimed at forming a unity government to end the unrest.
Pro-government forces clashed with fighters from the Islamist-backed Fajr Libya militia alliance in Tajoura, 30km east of Tripoli, as the forces of the internationally recognised government launched an attack against the militia’s camp in a new attempt to regain control of the capital.
“14 soldiers, four fighters from Fajr Libya, and three women were killed today in Tajoura,” said a pro-government military source, adding that the women were killed accidentally in rocket fire.
Another 24 people were wounded, he said, without giving a breakdown.