Rockets hit Tripoli despite ceasefire pleas

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The rocket attack has been blamed on forces loyal to Gen Khalifa Haftar

Fighting and shelling have continued in Libya despite calls for a ceasefire to deal with the coronavirus pandemic.

In the latest incident, shells fell on a residential area in Tripoli, killing one person and wounding several others.

The rocket attack has been blamed on forces loyal to Gen Khalifa Haftar, who launched a siege on the capital a year ago in an attempt to topple the internationally recognised government.

Recent international efforts to create a lasting ceasefire have failed so far – even as both warring factions have taken measures to try to stop the spread of coronavirus.

Libya currently has eight known cases of the virus.

 

Olajumoke Adeleke