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Hundreds flee Tripoli as Libya fighting rages

Heavy fighting between rival militias sends residents fleeing the capital to seek shelter in Misrata.

Last updated: 09 Aug 2014 07:22
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Hundreds of people are trying to escape violence in Libya's capital as the worst bout of fighting since the fall of Muammar Gaddafi sweeps through the country.

Heavy fighting has forced residents of Tripoli to convene on Misrata as rival militias battle for control of strategic areas. Holiday resorts have been turned into camps housing the fleeing families.

Al Jazeera's Rula Amin reports from neighbouring Tunisia.

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