Militias clash in Libya, 26 people killed

15 civilians dead and 51 injured

30 August, 14:42

    (ANSAmed) - CAIRO, AUGUST 30 - The death toll from clashes between militias in Tripoli that began on Monday had risen to 26 as of Thursday morning including 15 civilians. Some 75 people were also injured, according to a tweet by Libyan broadcaster Al Ahrar, which quoted field hospital sources. Fifty-one of the injured were civilians.

    The website of the broadcaster said that another ceasefire had been agreed at 11 PM on Wednesday evening but intermittent fire continued to be heard on Thursday. The announcement of the alleged ceasefire, the website of the broadcaster reported, was read by representatives of the 'Committee of Dignitaries' of the western area of the capital, the Tripoli Council of reconciliation and the mayors of some municipalities of the metropolitan area. The clashes began when the Seventh Brigade, a militia based in Tarhuna and officially under the Government of National accord (GNA) defence ministry, made a move against formations currently under Prime Minister Fayez al-Serraj, accusing them of being corrupt. A precarious ceasefire announced on Monday was violated on Wednesday when forces under Serraj's UN-recognized government launched a counteroffensive in the southern suburbs that the Seventh Brigade had taken control of, which in turn had sought to advance towards the airport. (ANSAmed).

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