In pictures: Battle in Tripoli as death toll rises in Libya
Updated 5:46 AM ET, Fri May 10, 2019
A renegade Libyan military strongman has ordered troops to advance on capital city Tripoli, the base of the country's United Nations-backed government.
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 Field Marshal Khalifa Haftar, in eastern Libya, is often at odds with the Western-backed Government of National Accord based in Tripoli.
Hundreds of people have been killed and more than 2,000 injured in clashes around the city this month, according to the World Health Organization.