At least 4,500 Tripoli residents have been displaced by fighting between Haftar’s eastern forces and troops loyal to the GNA, according to the UN [LNA War Information Division via AFP]

Thousands of people have been forced to flee their homes in and around the Libyan capital because of fighting between eastern-based forces and troops loyal to the country’s internationally recognised government.

According to the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UNOCHA), at least 4,500 individuals have been displaced since the clashes erupted six days ago, when renegade General Khalifa Haftar ordered his forces to march on Tripoli.

Many others remain trapped in their homes, UNOCHA added, with more than 500,000 children deemed to be at “immediate threat”.

At least 47 people, including nine

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