Militias loosely affiliated with a weak UN-backed government were on Sunday defending Tripoli from the self-styled Libyan National Army (LNA), led by Field Marshal Khalifa Hifter.
More than 120 people have been killed since the Libyan commander launched an assault on the capital 10 days ago, igniting clashes with rival militias, the UN health agency said Sunday.
The World Health Organisation said 121 people have been killed in the fighting and another 561 have been wounded.
It did not specify whether they were fighters or civilians.
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