Libyan authorities call for a ceasefire between armed groups | News
The Libyan Presidential Council urged armed militias to cease fire after the clashes that began at dawn this Friday in the country’s capital, Tripoli, which left at least nine dead.
UN urges to stabilize existing political situation in Libya
Through a statement, the government agency called on the belligerent groups to return to their starting points and lay down their weapons. In addition, he announced the opening of an investigation in this regard.
For their part, the emergency services confirmed that as a result of the clashes nine people died and 25 remain injured. Among the fatalities is a 12-year-old boy.
During the early morning, the first shots began between the forces of the Al-Radaa militias and the Tripoli Revolutionary Brigade in the Ain Zara neighborhood, located east of the capital.
The clashes, in addition to the human losses recorded, caused severe damage to several buildings, including the University of Tripoli, where 60 students were trapped in their dormitories.
(4/4) All actors must exercise maximum restraint, address their disputes through dialogue and abide by their obligations under national and international law to protect civilians and civilian infrastructure.
— UNSMIL (@UNSMILibya)
July 22, 2022
The causes of the crisis are based on the rivalry for the power struggle between the factions led by Abdul Hamid Dbeibeh and Fathi Bashagha, which has exacerbated fears that the civil conflict in that country will resume.
After the overthrow in 2011 of the leader Muammar al Gaddafi, an event that occurred under the direct action of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), the North African nation is going through continuous armed confrontations.