The Address | Benghazi – Libya
TRIPOLI – The International Organization for Migration (IOM) revealed via its official Twitter page yesterday that at least 1,220 families (approx. 6,100 individuals) displaced over the past 48 hours from conflict-affected areas in southern Tripoli.
UPDATE: at least 1,220 families (approx. 6,100 individuals) displaced over the past 48 hrs from conflict-affected areas in southern #Tripoli.
Total displacement since onset of hostilities on 26 Aug: at least 5,065 families. #DTM #Libya pic.twitter.com/LA8macmelF
— IOM Libya (@IOM_Libya) September 22, 2018
The IOM stated on September 17th that 2,840 families were displaced in the capital, thus adding the total of displaced families since August 26th to 5,065 families, according to the IOM.
#Libya: Following clashes between armed groups in Tripoli from 27 Aug to 4 Sept, at least 2,840 families (14,200 individuals) have been #displaced. With the ceasefire agreement reached 4 Sept, the overall security situation in Tripoli has been improving. https://t.co/D4YXxQ1S9O pic.twitter.com/ZdkVreH0KO
— DTM IOM (@DTM_IOM) September 17, 2018
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.