The humanitarian situation in Marzuq, southwestern Libya, is “catastrophic,” as the Chadian opposition groups have waged war in the city, killing, wounding and forcing dozens to flee their homes, a source told 218 News.
The source said some neighborhoods in Marzuq have been abandoned due to the shelling with mortars and heavy artillery on buildings.
The source added that Chadian gangs also looted and burned most of the houses in these neighborhoods.
To defend themselves, the residents closed all entrances of neighborhoods and started fighting the gangs despite the lack of the basic needs, the electricity cuts and water scarcity.
On Tuesday, the LNA Air Operations Room said the Libyan National Army (LNA) carried out on Monday night five airstrikes on Chadian opposition groups in Marzuq.
This comes amid the LNA’s the “Flood of Dignity” operation to liberate Tripoli from the armed forces loyal to the Government of the National Accord (GNA).