Libyan PM: Repetition of armed conflict isn’t going to be acceptable

Libya’s Prime Minister, Abdul Hamid Dbeibah, said at a meeting with Souq Al-Jumua elders in Tripoli at the early hours of Thursday that there was no way for making amends with those who caused killings in the clashes that rocked the capital on Monday-Tuesday.

Speaking at the meeting that was broadcast on Hokoometna platform’s Facebook page, Dbeibah said “there must be radical solutions for conflict in Libya, as some parties want for Souq Al-Jumua and all of Libya to be plunged into chaos.”

“Destroying planes and shutting down airports are a lot easier than seeing Libyan bloodshot. We regret that children have been killed in the clashes and this cannot be repeated. Going into war again isn’t acceptable.” Dbeibah remarked.

Dbeibah reminded the attendees and Libyans in general that the people of Tripoli fought off Russia’s Wagner mercenaries and defended the capital before, citing the fact that the dispute between Special Deterrence Force (SDF) commander Abdelraouf Kara and 444 Brigade’s commander Mahmoud Hamza wasn’t healthy as they were both known for their contributions in battlefields.

Before the meeting aired, the 444’s commander Hamza was released by the Stability Support Apparatus and he was seen being received by members of the Brigade and other people who gathered at Al-Tekbali camp in south Tripoli.

Clashes broke out in the Libyan capital, Tripoli, on Monday between two heavily-armed factions: the SDF and Brigade 444 – both affiliated with the Government of National Unity (GNU) – over the arrest of the 444’s commander Mahmoud Hamza at Mitiga Airport in Tripoli by the SDF (also known as Radaa).

55 people were killed and 146 others injured – as preliminary statistics – due to the clashes in the Libyan capital, Tripoli, Emergency Medicine and Support Center revealed in a statement to Libya Alahrar TV on Wednesday.


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