The World Health Organization says nearly 1,000 people have died so far in the nearly three-month conflict in Tripoli, Libya.
The Friday announcement comes on the heels of an air raid attack on a migrant detention center on Wednesday that killed about 50 migrants and injured many others.
The WHO tweeted, "The casualties of this week's attack on a #migrant center in Tajoura are 53 dead and 130 injured, making the overall toll of the Tripoli conflict nearly 1,000 dead and more than 5,000 wounded. WHO urges a rapid and peaceful solution so that all people in Libya are safe from harm."
The casualties of this week's attack on a #migrant centre in #Tajoura are 53 dead and 130 injured, making the overall toll of the #Tripoli conflict nearly 1000 dead & more than 5000 wounded.— World Health Organization in Libya (@WHOLIBYA) July 5, 2019
WHO urges a rapid & peaceful solution so that all people in #Libya are safe from harm. pic.twitter.com/BNa3UH1BCN
In April, opposition military force, the Libyan National Army, launched an attack on Tripoli with the goal of taking the capital city from the U.N.-supported Libyan government.
Following the air raid attack, the U.N. Security Council condemned the conflict and called on the two sides to agree to a cease-fire.