Fighting in western libya town kills eight people

There have been terrible clashes in Libya.


BY A STAFF REPORTER: Eight people have been killed in clashes in a mountain town in Libya, a municipal council member and another resident said.

Clashes broke out over the weekend in Gharyan, 90 kilometres (56 miles) south of Tripoli, between a local commander who allied with eastern forces in a civil war and other fighters allied with the government.

Municipal council member Muna al-Muqdam said two people were killed in the initial clashes, but air strikes later targeted three locations in the city.