At least 32 people dead following violent clashes between rival militias in Libyan capital of Tripoli – CNN
In the recent couple of weeks, there’s been a definite military buildup around Tripoli with forces affiliated with Fete Bashada Gathering and mobilizing on the outskirts of Tripoli. This led to clashes between the rival militias, which escalated into a serious conflict.
Clashes in Libya’s capital killed more than two dozen people over the weekend, and damaged several government and residential buildings. At least 32 people have died and 159 have been injured in violent clashes between rival Libyan militias in the capital of Tripoli, according to the country’s Ministry of Health.
The UN-backed Government of National Unity (GNU) said the clashes were triggered by a military group firing randomly at a convoy passing in the Zawia Street area.
The municipality of Tripoli called on the international community to protect civilians from the deteriorating situation in the capital.
The United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres called for an immediate cessation of violence in Libya and urged the parties to engage in a genuine dialogue to resolve their differences.
The US Ambassador to Libya urged the need to de-escalate and finalize a constitution. He also stressed the need to enhance transparency and accountability.
The United Nations Support Mission in Libya said it is concerned about ongoing armed clashes in Tripoli that are causing civilian casualties and damage to civilian facilities.
To learn more about this conflict, please consider the news outlets listed below.
- At least 32 people dead following violent clashes between rival militias in Libyan capital of Tripoli CNN
- Is Libya on the brink of another civil war? | Inside Story Al Jazeera English
- Explainer: Untangling the crisis in Libya Reuters
- Violent Clashes in Libya Reignite Fears of Civil War The Wall Street Journal
- What’s behind deadly clashes in Libya’s Tripoli? | Al Jazeera Newsfeed Al Jazeera English