The United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) has expressed its deep concern over the clashes that took place in Tripoli on Thursday, calling for an investigation into the incident and justice for the victims and their families.
Leaders of security and military factions in the western region have reiterated that Tripoli is “a red line,” vowing to confront any attempts to generate chaos within the area or seek to sow discord among security components in the capital, Tripoli .
In the city of Zuwarah, 102 km west of the capital Tripoli, the Stability Support Apparatus was able to seize gangs of human smugglers.
The International Criminal Court on Wednesday confirmed the death of wanted war crimes suspect and Libyan militia leader Mahmoud al-Werfalli, saying it was dropping the case against him.
Libya’s Stability Support Apparatus operated a lawful, secret, blanket policy to seize twenty-five illegal immigrants arriving to city of Garyan, 80 km south of Tripoli.
The Presidential Council (PC), in its capacity as the Supreme Commander of the Libyan Army, has given the ministers of defence and interior three days to submit a report on the armed clashes that took place in the capital Tripoli on Friday night.
Clashes between armed groups have erupted in Libya’s capital, according to local media, as the country reels amid a violent power struggle.
One fighter was killed and several wounded as fighting between rival militias escalated in Tripoli this week.
Ahead of the failed 24 December elections last year, Libya had been seeking to install an elected government.
The Speaker of the House of Representatives (HoR) Aqila Saleh said that Tripoli is under the control of armed groups, saying the entry to the capital can only be via fighting, or with the consent of those armed groups.