29 May – 4 June: WHO states 607 people have been killed in Tripoli since 4 April

Jun 4, 2019 | Libyan actors

On 3 June, the World Health Organisation (WHO) stated that 607 people have been killed and 3,261 injured since the Libyan National Army (LNA) launched its assault on Tripoli on 4 April.

On 3 June, the head of the Government of National Accord (GNA), Fayez al-Serraj, claimed that forces aligned to the GNA have made advances on all fronts against the Libyan National Army (LNA).

On 2 June, the spokesman for the LNA, Ahmed al-Mersmari, claimed the LNA had “thwarted all counter-attack attempts carried out by the so-called GNA militias during the past two days.”

On 1 June, the GNA’s Western Military Region spokesperson, Mohamed Qanounu, stated that its forces were undertaking a new tactic as it enters the second phase of its operations to push back against the LNA’s assault on the city.

On 1 June, the commander of the Government of National Accord’s (GNA) Western Military Region’s Naval Forces, Colonel Rida Issa, issued a statement dismissing any suggestion that the western coastal or maritime area was a military zone. He said maritime patrols conducted from the Sirte coast through to Zuwara had not observed any credible threats.