Calm has returned to the Libyan capital, Tripoli, after two days of violent clashes between two militia groups that left 32 dead and 159 injured, according to the Ministry of Health in Tripoli. Most casualties were civilians, as the heaviest fighting took place in densely populated parts of the city. …
The spokesman for Khalifa Haftar’s forces Ahmed Al-Mismari said they don’t support any party in the clashes that have taken place in Tripoli recently, telling Italian NOVA news agency that their forces haven’t taken part of the Tripoli clashes and are not backing up any of the political parties to …
A group of Bazina Street locals in Misrata city, from where Fathi Bashagha comes, have given the House of Representatives-designated Prime Minister 24 hours to evacuate all armed vehicles and fighters affiliated with him from the area and keep it outside the conflict.
Clashes between militias backed by Libya’s rival governments have killed at least 32 people and wounded 159 more, according to the country’s health ministry.
The correspondent of the Saudi Arabia-run TV channel Al-Arabiya, Muhammad Masoud, was assaulted and beaten by militiamen affiliated with Khalifa Haftar in the eastern city of Tobruk on Monday.
Clashes between armed groups erupted overnight in Tripoli, according to local media reports, the latest violence to hit the Libyan capital.
Najwa Wheba, the Official Spokesperson for the Presidency Council (PC), confirmed in a telephone interview on Libyan media yesterday the circulating reports that the PC had indeed dissolved all the Joint Military Operations Chambers (Rooms). The PC is the Supreme Military Commander in Libya.
A Libyan security source said that the clashes in the capital Tripoli, which began on Thursday night and resumed on Friday, are continuing despite the efforts of Prime Minister of the Government of National Unity, Abdul Hamid Dbeibeh, to stop them.
Following Friday’s Tripoli militia clashes, state recognized militias clashed briefly in Misrata yesterday to add to tensions in western Libya.
After widespread and serious militia clashes in Tripoli overnight Friday, which went on until Friday afternoon, caretaker Prime Minister Abd Alhamid Aldabaiba yesterday sacked his Interior Minister Khaled Mazen. Bader Aldeen Al-Tumi, the Minister for Local Government has been appointed as Acting Interior Minister.