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Libya prisoners escape amid Tripoli clashes between rival factions round Ain Zara jail

BENGHAZI, Libya — Libya’s police say some 400 prisoners have escaped from a jail within the capital amid combating between rival militias. Police mentioned in an announcement posted on Fb late Sunday that the inmates compelled open the doorways of the Ain Zara jail, south of Tripoli, and that guards have been unable to cease them.

The combating erupted final week between armed teams from Tripoli and rivals from a city to the south. The Well being Ministry says at the very least 47 folks, together with civilians, have been killed, and one other 130 have been wounded.

The U.N.-backed authorities has introduced a state of emergency in and round Tripoli.

Libya slid into chaos after the 2011 rebellion that overthrew and killed longtime ruler Muammar Qaddafi, and in the present day is basically dominated by a patchwork of native militias.

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