Cairo: Fighting around Tripoli resumed overnight, following a two-day truce observed during Eid Al Adha, Libyan officials said on Tuesday.

The two-day ceasefire — proposed by the United Nations — was the first since the self-styled Libyan National Army led by commander Khalifa Hafter launched an offensive in April to capture Tripoli from a United Nations-supported but weak government.

Hafter’s forces carried out air strikes overnight on Tripoli’s southern outskirts, the officials said.

The strikes focused on the road linking the city centre with a shuttered old airport that Hafter’s forces took back in April, as well as the neighbourhoods of Wadi Al Rabie, Khallat Al Fujan and Souq Al Jumaa, the officials said.