Libyan War News Updates -- April 21, 2019

Al Jazeera: Explosions in Tripoli suburb after air raid, death toll rises

Officials say at least 227 people have been killed and 1,125 wounded in the weeks-long violence in Libya.

Explosions have shaken Libya's capital Tripoli following an air strike, residents said, in an escalation of a two-week offensive by eastern forces on the city held by the internationally-recognised government.

Powerful explosions, believed to be caused by aerial bombing, were reported early on Sunday across Tripoli's southern districts, with residents saying they saw an aircraft circling for more than 10 minutes over the city before opening fire on a southern district.

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Libyan War News Updates -- April 21, 2019

220 killed, over 1,000 wounded in battles for Libya's capital last 2 weeks, UN says -- Daily Sabah/AP
Explosions rock Tripoli as battle rages outside Libyan capital -- France 24
Airstrikes hit Tripoli as Haftar steps up assault on Libyan capital -- Guardian/Reuters
Anti-Haftar forces near Libya capital launch counter-attack -- AFP
Libya crisis: Clashes erupt south of capital Tripoli -- BBC
Explosions in Libya capital after late night air strike -- Reuters
Heavy clashes near Libya's Tripoli amid 'new phase of attack' -- Al Jazeera
Air traffic suspended for hours over Libya capital -- AFP
Libya: 'New phase' in fight for Tripoli -- DW
'Oil is everything': Why Western allies like US & France swing weight in favor of Libya's Haftar -- RT

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