Militias clash in Libya’s Tripoli, worst violence in 2 years

Militias clash in Libya’s Tripoli, worst violence in 2 years
Tripoli has been held hostage by various unruly militias since Muammar Qaddafi. The government is also battling Daesh in some parts of the country. (AFP/MAHMUD TURKIA)
Updated 02 December 2016

Militias clash in Libya’s Tripoli, worst violence in 2 years

Militias clash in Libya’s Tripoli, worst violence in 2 years

BENGHAZI, Libya: Clashes are continuing for the second day among heavily-armed militias in the Libyan capital Tripoli in what appears to be the worst outbreak of violence there in two years.
Witnesses on Friday say gunbattles are rocking the southeastern Nasr Forest district and adjacent neighborhoods between militias vying for power and control over the city.
The clashes started on Thursday and reportedly left eight dead. During a lull of violence late Thursday night, panicked residents lined up in front of area gas stations.
Tripoli has been held hostage by various unruly militias since Muammar Qaddafi, Libya’s ruler for 42 years, was ousted and killed in 2011.