(Tripoli) – Militias from Misrata fired assault rifles, machine guns, and heavy weapons at overwhelmingly peaceful protesters in Tripoli on November 15, killing several people. Ensuing clashes between armed groups and militias left 43 people dead and at least 460 wounded. State security forces present at the initial protest apparently …
Libyan PM urges former rebels to leave Tripoli as fresh clashes leave one dead a day after more than 40 were killed.
Tripoli, Libya (CNN) — At least 31 people were killed and nearly 300 injured on Friday in the bloodiest day in the Libyan capital since the fall of Tripoli in 2011, according to figures released by the government.
Libya’s prime minister has demanded that all armed militias leave Tripoli “without exception,” after clashes between militiamen and armed residents left dozens dead and almost 400 wounded.
Libya’s top jihadist group, Ansar Al-Sharia, says stability and security are dependent on the application of sharia ‘Islamic law’
Ali Zeidan appeals to Libyans that foreign powers may act unless chaos in Libya by militia ex-rebels halts.
Rival militiamen battled each other for several hours with anti-aircraft guns and grenades throughout the capital on Thursday, following reports that the commander of the Misrata Nosoor Battalion, Nuri Friwan, had passed away from injuries from an earlier incident at a Tripoli checkpoint.
Libya has deployed the army in the northeastern city of Benghazi to restore order following months of deadly violence.
Libya’s oil-rich east has declared a regional government, in a move that could be regarded as a challenge to the North African country’s central government.
A car bomb blew up outside a secondary school used as an electoral office in Benghazi’s al-Hadaek neighbourhood on Saturday (October 26th).