16 killed, over 50 others injured in Tripoli clashes

In the latest update of the death toll and injuries following Tripoli clashes that took place on Thursday and Friday, the Libyan Ministry of Health said that the number of deaths reached 16, and injuries reached 52.

The Ministry of Health said that all of the injured people are receiving medical treatment in public sector hospitals in Tripoli.

Clashes started in Tripoli on Thursday night between Special Deterrence Force – Radaa – and Presidential Guard. After heavy exchanges of fire and shelling, the Government of National Unity (GNU) and Presidential Council (PC) held a meeting with military and security leaderships and managed to defuse the tension.

The meeting led to the agreement of both warring sides to end the clashes as the Prime Minister, Abdul Hamid Dbeibah ordered the Local Governing Minister Badr Al-Toumi to be a temporary Interior Minister in place of Mazen Khaled.

The GNU and PC both order the Attorney General to carry out immediate investigation into the clashes and bring to justice the people responsible for the damage and loss of lives.


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