On Wednesday evening, the Libyan National Army (LNA) managed to repel an attack by forces aligned with the Government of National Accord (GNA) at Al-Naqlia military camp and the Ahyaa Albaria area, south of Tripoli.
The Military Information Division of the General Command of the LNA announced that they were able to hold and reinforce their position after the assault.
An escalation in the fighting could spell disaster for Libya’s healthcare system, which is already threatened by the global COVID-19 pandemic. Authorities confirmed the first case of the virus in the Libyan capital, Tripoli, on Tuesday evening.
UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres has called for a complete ceasefire in conflicts around the world as governments and local authorities struggle with a worldwide pandemic.