UNICEF says that at least 4,000 girls and boys are deprived from education in Greater Tripoli.

The organization expressed concern about the closure of several schools in areas of Ain Zara and Abu Salim due to the intensification of fighting in southern Tripoli. It said that this deprived around 4,000 children from their education.

"Attacks on schools, students and teachers are attacks on children’s right to an education – and on their future," UNICEF stressed, warning that this would have negative and far-reaching implications.