Security and countering violence

The western suburbs of the Libyan capital witnessed violent clashes between armed Libyan factions on the evening of Friday and Saturday 3 September 2022.

The clashes, as well as the takeover by a large pro-Dbeibah group of a military headquarters in southern Tripoli, came a week after Libya’s biggest war episode in two years, when several rival factions clashed in and around the capital. Last week’s fighting left 12 people dead and 87 injured.

Last week’s fighting led to the displacement of several groups that had aligned themselves with Dbeibah’s rival as prime minister - former interior minister FathiBashagha, who has been appointed by the eastern-based parliament to lead a new government.