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Department of Emergency Services: Tripoli clashes are ‘barbaric’

The Address | Benghazi – Libya

TRIPOLI – Spokesman for the Department of Ambulance and Emergency Services, Osama Ali, described the clashes that took place in Tripoli more than a month ago as ‘barbaric’ and that its nothing similar to known wars.

In an interview with Libya Channel last night, Ali stated, “the situation in Tripoli is very severe. There are no light weapons, they are all heavy. And it is the displacement, intimidation and killing of civilians that tops the scene.”

He added that Al-Khalat and Al-Furjan streets are the most violent areas of clashes in Tripoli, pointing out that they witnessed the greatest number of victims and material losses, to the extent that it is difficult to describe, as he put it.

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-Massmari 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, and large parts of the south and the Libyan west.

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