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Over 7,000 immigrants said to be found in Sabratha after fighting ends

Over 7,000 illegal migrants who were in Sabratha hoping to take passage across the Mediterranean to Europe have been discovered in the town and since Friday have been or are being processed through its Dahman migrant transit centre, according to the head of the Libyan NGO, Migrace Organisation.

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Fighting in Sabratha sets tone for Libya’s future instability

The coastal town of Sabratha, 70 kilometres from Tripoli, is a principal hub for migrants from across the Middle East and Africa seeking a departure across the Mediterranean.

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Fewer clashes in Sabratha but tension remains high

Clashes continued today in Sabratha, 80 kilometres west of Tripoli, between the Anti-IS Operations Room and the 48th Battalion although the intensity of fighting was much reduced according to an official in the town who asked not to be identified. Occasional firing of both small and heavy weapons could be …

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