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Libya: Civilians Caught in Tightening Siege

Expand A general view of Derna city, Libya, February 9, 2019.  © 2019 Esam Omran Al-Fetori/Reuters (Tunis) – Forces allied with one of Libya’s two competing governments who appear to have defeated local fighters in the Old City quarter of Derna, in eastern Libya, should immediately allow aid and medical workers into the area, Human Rights Watch said today. Civilians are credibly reported to have been trapped there within the past two weeks without access to food, water, or medical care. Any remaining civilians should be allowed to leave. The forces of General Khalifa Hiftar, known as the Libyan…

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