Fri. May 24th, 2024

Fighting in Libyan capital reaches 23 dead – The North Africa Post

According to a new report, fighting between militias broke out in Tripoli on Friday night, amid political chaos with two rival governments. At least 23 people were killed and 140 were injured.
There were clashes among rival militias in several Tripoli (west) neighborhoods. The night was filled with gunfire and shelling, which continued into Saturday morning.


On Saturday night, a calm and precarious atmosphere prevailed in the capital. In a video, Abdelhamid Dbeibah, the head of Tripoli’s government, greets fighters who lined up to his side.
These clashes are unprecedented in scale since June 2020’s failure of Marshal Khalifa Hftar, strongman from the east, to militarily take the capital. This was at the height civil war that followed Muammar Gaddafi’s fall in 2011.
Six hospitals were struck by the strikes, the minister of health announced. This brings the death toll to 23 and the injury to 140.
According to a journalist, he saw many burned cars and buildings that were either shot or damaged by the clashes.
Tripoli’s streets were almost deserted throughout that day, as gray smoke rose into a blue sky.
The Tripoli-based government accused rival Prime Minister Fathi Bachagha, temporarily based in central Sirte and backed by Mr. Haftar, of wanting to “carry out his threats” to seize the city.

Source: north africa post

By Chala Dandessa

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