FILE - Smoke rises during a fight between members of the Libyan internationally recognized government forces and Eastern forces in Ain Zara, Tripoli, Libya, May 5, 2019.
FILE - Smoke rises during a fight between members of the Libyan internationally recognized government forces and Eastern forces in Ain Zara, Tripoli, Libya, May 5, 2019.

Indiscriminate shelling on Wednesday injured 5 civilians in Libya’s capital Tripoli, the UN-backed government’s forces said.

The shelling hit Al-Firnaj, a residential area in central Tripoli, the forces said, accusing the rival eastern-based army of the shelling.

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“This is a new violation to the cease-fire and continuation of their criminal acts against civilians and civilian areas in the capital,” the UN-backed government’s forces said in a statement.

The eastern-based army has not responded to the accusation so far.

The eastern-based army has been leading a military campaign in and around the capital Tripoli since April 2019, attempting to take over the city and topple the rival UN-backed government.

The rivals agreed to cease-fire on January 12, but both parties have been exchanging accusations of breaching the truce. Enditem

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