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Captured Libyan commander rejoins unit after clashes kill 55

Members of the Security personnel affiliated with the Ministry of Interior secure the streets after yesterday's clashes between armed factions in Tripoli, Libya, on 16th August, 2023

Tripoli, LibyaReuters A Libyan factional commander whose seizure triggered the worst fighting in Tripoli for years, with 55 killed and 146 wounded, was returned to his unit on Wednesday, officials in the commander’s organisation said.  Mahmoud Hamza, head of the powerful 444 Brigade, was seized by the Special Deterrence Force on Monday as he tried […]

Libyan factions pause Tripoli battle with 27 dead

Smoke rises amid clashes between armed factions, in Tripoli, Libya, on 15th August, 2023.

Tripoli, LibyaReuters Two powerful armed factions battled in Libya’s capital on Tuesday in the city’s worst violence this year, but the deadly clashes calmed after one side released a commander whose detention had triggered the fighting.  A Tripoli health agency said 27 people were killed and more than 100 injured in the violence, without saying […]

Clashes hit Libyan capital, residents say

Tripoli, LibyaReuters Clashes broke out in the Libyan capital Tripoli late on Monday, residents said, and flights to the city’s main airport were suspended, after the reported seizure of a powerful armed faction commander by a rival force.  “We have heard gunfire for almost two hours now and we do not know what will happen. […]