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Cautious calm in Tripoli after renewed clashes

The Address | Benghazi – Libya

TRIPOLI – Calm returned to Tripoli after armed clashes broke out Wednesday south of the city between the Central Security Forces militia backed by the Tripoli-based Government of National Accord (GNA) against the Seventh Infantry Brigade from Tarhouna in a struggle to control Tripoli International Airport.

Clashes in Tripoli renewed hours after the closure of Palermo conference on Libya. Seventh Brigade had taken control of Tripoli airport before returning to its former positions, while Salah Badi, a militia commander from Misrata, announced the control of his militia on the airport.

Tripoli witnessed the outbreak of clashes on 26 August and continued until 25 October, leaving 117 dead and 581 injured, according to a toll issued by Department of War-Wounded Affairs in the Libyan capital.

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