In pictures: Death toll rises in Libyan conflict
Updated 7:57 AM ET, Wed July 3, 2019
Armed conflict in and around Libya's capital Tripoli escalated on April 4, when Gen. Khalifa Haftar and his Libyan National Army launched an offensive to capture the city from the UN-recognized Government of National Accord.
Eight years after the fall of strongman leader Moammar Gadhafi, the North African country is mired in violence and split into rival administrations. The administration of Haftar, based in eastern Libya, has challenged the Western-backed GNA, based in Tripoli.
On Wednesday, July 3, dozens were killed and at least 80 injured when an airstrike hit a migrant center east of Tripoli, according to the Libyan Health Ministry. In a statement, the Government of National Accord condemned the "horrific crime," blaming Haftar's forces, who are currently assaulting Tripoli.
Hundreds of people have been killed and more than 2,000 injured in clashes around the city since the conflict reignited, according to the World Health Organization.