Situation in Libya

Armed clashes erupt in Libyan capital of Tripoli


Armed clashes erupted in Libyan capital on Tuesday morning after the arrival of Fathi Bashagha designated by the Libyan House of Representatives as the interim prime minister, Al-Hadath TV channel reported.

The clashes with the use of various weapons, including large-caliber machine guns, are underway between the formations loyal to Bashagha and the groups supporting Abdul Hamid Dbeibeh’s Government of National Unity. The latter refuses to step down, insisting that he will turn the government over only to elected authorities. According to recent information, intensive fighting has already spread to the central part of the capital. There are no reports of casualties yet.

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