Tripoli. US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has called for an immediate halt to the fighting and for talks with forces under Gen Khalifa Haftar.
Forces under the command of General Khalifa Haftar have been steadily advancing from the east with the aim of taking control of the capital.
Prime Minister Fayez al-Serraj has accused Haftar of attempting a coup and says his forces will not be allowed to continue.
Among the dead was a Red Crescent doctor killed on Saturday. Earlier the UN appealed for a two-hour truce so casualties and civilians could be evacuated, but fighting continued.
And in a statement, Secretary of State Pompeo said the US was “deeply concerned about fighting near Tripoli” and stressed the need for talks.