A policeman is seen at the site of an airstrike which hit a migrant detention center in the Tajoura suburb of the Libya's capital, Tripoli, on Wednesday, July 3.
Ismail Zitouny/Reuters

In pictures: Death toll rises in Libyan conflict

Updated 7:57 AM ET, Wed July 3, 2019

A policeman is seen at the site of an airstrike which hit a migrant detention center in the Tajoura suburb of the Libya's capital, Tripoli, on Wednesday, July 3.
Ismail Zitouny/Reuters

Armed conflict in and around Libya's capital Tripoli escalated on April 4, when Gen. Khalifa Haftar and his Libyan National Army launched an offensive to capture the city from the UN-recognized Government of National Accord.

Eight years after the fall of strongman leader Moammar Gadhafi, the North African country is mired in violence and split into rival administrations. The administration of Haftar, based in eastern Libya, has challenged the Western-backed GNA, based in Tripoli.

On Wednesday, July 3, dozens were killed and at least 80 injured when an airstrike hit a migrant center east of Tripoli, according to the Libyan Health Mi