The Address | Benghazi – Libya
TRIPOLI – The High Council of State discussed during a consultative session today discussed the current situation in Tripoli, and decided to form a committee of members of the Council representing Tripoli, Misurata, and Tarhuna to communicate with rival militias in the capital in order to reach a cease-fire.
During the meeting, SC members urged the Presidential Council to expedite security arrangements and welcomed the outcome of the last session of the House of Representatives, during which the referendum law was voted on and the mechanism for selecting the Presidential Council was determined.
Tripoli recently witnessed violent clashes between rival militias all funded by the proposed Government of National Accord, which resulted in the killing of more than 100 people, while hundreds of others were wounded, displaced, or missing.
On the other hand, the Libyan National Army Spokesman Brigadier General Ahmed al-Mesmari said that LNA has nothing to do with the ongoing clashes between the militias in Tripoli, and that the army continues to fully secure all the areas under its control such as the entire region of Cyrenaica east of Libya, including Benghazi, Derna, and Tobruk, and large parts of the south and the Libyan west.