Refugees fear for lives amid fighting in western Libya

Original Post by 660 City News:

CAIRO — An Eritrean refugee and an aid worker say that heavy fighting has put a Libyan detention centre packed with refugees at risk as militias also use the centre as an army barracks.

The refugee sent audio and text messages from inside the Al-Nasr Martyrs detention centre in the western city of Zawiya, about 30 miles (48 kilometres) from the capital Tripoli. The sound of heavy gunfire can be heard in the background.

Since April, Libyan commander Khalifa Hifter’s forces have waged an offensive against Tripoli, where the internationally recognized Government of National Accord is based.

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