Thursday, January 17, 2019

Libya:Clashes in capital sees 10 killed

(Tripoli) The death toll from clashes between rival militias in the Libyan capital Tripoli has risen to 10 killed and 41 wounded. Fighting broke out this week between a coalition of Tripoli militias, known as the Tripoli Protection Force (TPF), and the 7th Brigade, or Kaniyat, from Tarhouna, a town 65 km (45 miles) southeast of Tripoli.

The resumption of fighting in Qasr bin Ghashir puts an end to the UN brokered ceasefire from September 2018 which ended the militia fighting that had started on 26 August. Naturally both sides blame the other.