Libya's Capital Rocked by Militia Clashes

Clashes between rival militia factions have rocked Tripoli, shattering months of relative calm in Tripoli. The violence broke out overnight and continued into Tuesday morning.

The Health Ministry said that many of the Tripoli's residents have been trapped in their homes.

In a statement, it called on the warring parties to allow ambulance and emergency teams to enter the affected areas and for blood to be sent to nearby hospitals.

Flights to and from Mitiga airport were diverted due to the fighting and the University of Tripoli canceled classes. According to local media, fighting broke out between the 444 brigade and the Special Deterrence Force late Monday evening. The groups are viewed as the Libyan capital's most powerful armed factions.


Ammunition found at Al-Hira region (file photo)

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