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Three Dead As Fighting Rips Through Tripoli

Multiple individuals were killed in violent skirmishes between opposing Libyan factions in Tripoli overnight, and shooting intermittently continued throughout the morning as a sign of the unrest caused by a political impasse.

Late on Thursday night, the Special Deterrence Force, or RADA, and units of the Presidential Council’s security force engaged in combat in the Ain Zara region.

According to Osama Ali, a spokesman for Libya’s Ambulance and Emergency Services, as further information from nearby hospitals is received, the number of casualties may increase.

An Anadolu Agency reporter claims that the 444 Brigade of the Libyan military intervened to put an end to the violence and took up positions in several of the conflict zones.

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Both parties were urged to end hostilities in a statement from the Presidential Council, which also stated that investigations would be carried out by military and civilian prosecutors.

Oil-rich Since Muammar Gaddafi’s overthrow in 2011 after 40 years in power, Libya has remained in a state of chaos.

Since March, when the Tobruk-based House of Representatives formed a new administration under the leadership of former interior minister Fathi Bashagha, things have gotten worse.

The national unity government’s leader, Abdul Hamid Dbeibeh, maintains that he will only surrender power to a government that is established by a “elected parliament,” which has caused concerns that Libya could relapse into civil war.

(Reuters/NAN)

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Multiple individuals were killed in violent skirmishes between opposing Libyan factions in Tripoli overnight, and shooting intermittently continued throughout the morning as a sign of the unrest caused by a political impasse.

Late on Thursday night, the Special Deterrence Force, or RADA, and units of the Presidential Council’s security force engaged in combat in the Ain Zara region.

According to Osama Ali, a spokesman for Libya’s Ambulance and Emergency Services, as further information from nearby hospitals is received, the number of casualties may increase.

An Anadolu Agency reporter claims that the 444 Brigade of the Libyan military intervened to put an end to the violence and took up positions in several of the conflict zones.

READ MORE: Israeli Strike Kills Three Soldiers In Syria – Syrian State Media

Both parties were urged to end hostilities in a statement from the Presidential Council, which also stated that investigations would be carried out by military and civilian prosecutors.

Oil-rich Since Muammar Gaddafi’s overthrow in 2011 after 40 years in power, Libya has remained in a state of chaos.

Since March, when the Tobruk-based House of Representatives formed a new administration under the leadership of former interior minister Fathi Bashagha, things have gotten worse.

The national unity government’s leader, Abdul Hamid Dbeibeh, maintains that he will only surrender power to a government that is established by a “elected parliament,” which has caused concerns that Libya could relapse into civil war.

(Reuters/NAN)

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