Libya announces ceasefire deal in southern Tripoli

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The internationally recognized Libyan government Wednesday announced a new ceasefire deal had been reached, halting fighting between rival militias south of Tripoli.

The agreement was signed between representatives of the capital and the town of Tarhuna outside Tripoli, the interior ministry said in a statement.

The latest casualties brought the death toll to more than 100 since clashes erupted on the capital’s southern outskirts on August 26, according to the GNA body that deals with the wounded.

The Libyan capital has been at the center of a battle for influence between armed groups since dictator Muammar Qaddafi was ousted and killed in a NATO-backed uprising in 2011.

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