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Nearly 5m books destroyed in Ain Zarah amid clashes

Around five million books were destroyed Sunday after two missiles struck the warehouses of the Ministry of Education of the Government of the National Accord (GNA) during clashes between the Libyan National Army (LNA) and the GNA in Ain Zarah near Tripoli.

Almost two weeks ago, General Commander of the eastern LNA, Khalifa Haftar, pushed his forces toward Tripoli to “liberate it from armed groups,” putting Libya once again into the spiral of infighting as head of the Tripoli-based GNA Faiez al-Sarraj resists the move.

The clashes have destroyed schools, hospitals, ambulances and residential blocks due to shelled rockets.

Further, 18,000 people were forced to flee their homes, 2,500 alone in the past 24 hours, the UN Migration Agency (IOM) warned. Some 150 people and 600 others have been killed and wounded, respectively.

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