Libyan officials say the fighting around Tripoli has resumed, following a two-day truce observed during the Muslim holiday of Eid al-Adha.
The officials said on Tuesday that the eastern-based Libyan National Army led by Khalifa Haftar carried out airstrikes overnight on the southern outskirts of Tripoli.
They say forces allied to the UN-backed government in Tripoli also shelled Haftar’s forces in the area. On Saturday, both sides had accepted a UN-proposed truce during Eid al-Adha, which began Sunday.
The officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to talk to reporters.
Haftar’s forces launched an offensive in April to capture Tripoli. The fighting has killed over 1,100 people, mostly combatants, and displaced more than 100,000 civilians.
The battle lines have changed little over recent weeks.
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