Fighters of rival armed militias withdrew from the battlefield in the Salah al-Din area, south of the capital, Tripoli, after a full day of bloody clashes, the worst since the executive authority assumed its duties nearly 6 months ago, during which deaths and injuries were reported on both sides, and caused material damage to public and private properties. .
But with the withdrawal of the fighters, they maintained advanced positions, awaiting the decisions that would emerge from the meeting of the leaders of the armed militias, which is taking place in the capital, Tripoli, according to what a security source confirmed to Al-Arabiya.net, while calm prevailed in the Salah al-Din area and the movement returned to its normal state, as it was reopened. Stores and shops.
stop the clashes
This withdrawal comes, hours after a call by the Presidential Council to the conflicting armed militias, in which it ordered them to stop the clashes and return to the headquarters immediately, and vowed to prosecute those responsible.
On Friday, bloody fighting broke out between the “Stability Support Service” of the Presidential Council and the “Brigade 444” of the Chief of Staff, in the Salah al-Din area, south of the capital, Tripoli. Medium and heavy weapons were used, including tanks and artillery shells, during which he was killed.
refusal to disarm
The renewed clashes between the competing militias of the capital, Tripoli, highlight the difficulty that Libya is facing in reining in the fighters who were employed in the Ministries of Defense and Interior and who refuse to disarm, and in building unified security institutions. With them, especially after it has become dependent on militiamen to maintain security.