WHO: Almost 1,000 Dead As Armed Conflict Roils Libyan Capital City

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WHO: Almost 1,000 Dead As Armed Conflict Roils Libyan Capital City
​The announcement comes on the heels of an air raid attack on a migrant detention center that killed around 50 migrants in Tripoli.
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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."

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.