Violent clashes break out with heavy weapons west of Tripoli

The Address | Benghazi – Libya

TRIPOLI – New violent clashes broke out today with heavy weapons in Al-Najila area in Warshvanah, west of Tripoli, according to the Arab Organization for Human Rights.

The Organization said in a statement via its Facebook page that the clashes took place between the 55 infantry battalion led by Muammar al-Dawi and the third battalion under the leadership of Mohammed Keshar.

The Arab Organization for Human Rights called for an immediate ceasefire and the importance of taking measures to hold violators of international humanitarian law accountable.

Tripoli recently witnessed violent clashes since August 26th 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. A cease-fire was finally brokered on September 26th.

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.