Shelling heard in Libyan capital -residents

Smoke rising from an air strike behind vehicles belonging to forces loyal to Libya’s unity government, in the suburb of Wadi Rabie south of the capital Tripoli on Friday, 12 April 2019. Picture: AFP / Mahmud TURKIA

TRIPOLI, April 16 (Reuters) – Shelling could be heard late on Tuesday in several parts of the Libyan capital Tripoli, residents said.

No other details were immediately available.

Eastern Libyan forces two weeks ago began an advance on Tripoli, held by an internationally-recognised government, but the fighting had been so far limited to southern districts. (Reporting by Ulf Laessing, editing by G Crosse)

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Joel Cholo Brooks is a Liberian journalist who previously worked for several international news outlets including the BBC African Service. He is the CEO of the Global News Network which publishes two local weeklies, The Star and The GNN-Liberia Newspapers. He is a member of the Press Union Of Liberia (PUL) since 1986, and several other international organizations of journalists, and is currently contributing to the South Africa Broadcasting Corporation as Liberia Correspondent.