Libya’s Interior Ministry instructs security units not to engage in fighting

The Libyan Interior Ministry issued Saturday a statement instructing its security apparatuses across Libya not to get involved in any fighting incidents or clashes to avoid undermining the security of the capital, Tripoli.

The Interior Ministry added that what happened in south Tripoli on Friday could get in the way of the Libyan political process and create security challenges in the current critical period.

“We call on the security apparatuses to avoid any clashes and resort to laws in tackling disputes. We urge them as well to rally around the Government of National Unity and support its efforts for stability by renouncing violence and chaos.” The statement reads.

On Thursday night and Friday morning, clashes erupted in Salah Al-Deen in south Tripoli between Brigade 444 and Libya Stability Support Apparatus – both under the Interior Ministry – clashed on Thursday and Friday without any clear reason behind the new unrest.

The Libyan Prime Minister of the Government of National Unity, Abdul-Hamid Dbeibah, has summoned the commanders of military zones, Interior Minister, Chief of Staff, and Military Prosecutor for questioning on the clashes that took place in Salah Al-Deen area, south Tripoli.


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