The toll of the clashes that took place in Tripoli in the last few hours between various militias is 10 dead. This was reported by the Turkish news agency Anadolu, according to which in the area of al-Sabaa, in the western part of the Libyan capital, the forces of the Presidential Council and the deterrence force of Abdoul Raouf Kara, close to the government of National unity.
The violence allegedly began after the kidnapping of a Deterrent Force colonel by members of the Presidential Guard. Brigade 444, affiliated with the Libyan Army General Staff, would intervene to stop them, while the Presidential Council issued a statement calling for a ceasefire to the parties in the conflict.
According to the Libya Observer, which cites medical sources, there is also a child among the victims and 25 injured.
After the violent clashes that broke out in the capital, the Libyan authorities closed the Mitiga international airport in Tripoli. The flights were diverted to Misrata airport, explains the Libya Herald website. The newspaper also reports that fires broke out in Tripoli due to the crossfire and damaged several properties.