Four killed in clashes in Libya’s Tripoli

Four killed in clashes in Libya’s Tripoli

June 23, 2022 - 19:34
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Written By: AbdulkaderAssad

Heavy clashes erupted late on Wednesday in Zawiyet Al-Dahmani neighborhood in Tripoli between Stability Support Apparatus and Deterrence Apparatus for Fighting Terrorism and Organized Crime, leading to the killing of three of the fighting men and one civilian, who was run over by a police car fleeing the clashes, a medical source said, adding that others had been injured as well.

Eyewitnesses said the clashes were started by a brawl between the two sides’ fighters and lasted for hours without any intervention from security or military units in the capital.

Libya’s Interior Ministry condemned the “tragic incident in Al-Dahmani and said the two apparatuses are not affiliated with it, denouncing such clashes that every now and then terrify people and undermine the Ministry’s policies that aim to prevail security and protect people and public properties.

Military reinforcements and tensions are still present in Tripoli’s center as other armed factions have closed several main roads in east and west Tripoli for different reasons.