The Brigade 444 of the Defence Ministry said Monday it has arrested a man it believes is involved in the killing and kidnapping of several victims that ended up in the mass graves in Tarhuna.
At least one fighter was killed and several injured by deadly clashes between rival militias in Libya late on Friday in urban areas of al-Zawiya, close to the outskirts of Tripoli, according to local Libyan media reports.
Brigade 444 of the Government of National Unity freed Sunday 195 people, including 23 women and two children, from the grip of a criminal gang in Bani Walid city in central Libya.
Two of Tripoli’s leading state-recognized militias, Ghnewa Kikli’s Support and Stability Agency and the the Nuwasi Brigade, clashed in central Tripoli last night. It is still unclear what the cause of the clash was.
The Libyan Interior Ministry condemned the armed confrontations in Tripoli on Monday evening between armed groups affiliated to the Presidential Council and the Interior Ministry of Dbeibeh’s government.
The fighting detachments of the 444th Brigade announced yesterday that it is continuing its anti-fuel smuggling campaign on the edges of greater Tripoli.
The Libyan army has hunted down members of the pro-Haftar Kaniyat militia accused of committing human rights abuses in the western town of Tarhuna.
Thousands of young Libyans who joined armed militias across the country are facing an uncertain future regarding their employment prospects.
The military court in Tripoli has sentenced Mesbah Al-Sharif, a member of the Al-Kaniyat militia, to six and a half years in prison on charges of the premeditated murder of six people in Tarhuna.
According to local reports, a group of armed gunmen has surrounded the Presidential Council building in the Libyan capital city of Tripoli.