Leader of GNA-allied militia flees to Tunisia

The Address | Benghazi – Libya

TRIPOLI – A leading figure of Fursan Janzur militia, one of many militias allied with the Tripoli-based Government of National Accord (GNA), has escaped to Tunisia with his family, a source told The Address on Sunday.

Adel Badabra, nicknamed Saboura, is the latest to escape from Libya following the flee of many leading figures of Fursan Janzur militia to either Tunisia or Turkey.

Speaking to The Address, a relative of Badabra said that the militant told him that Fursan Janzur militia has collapsed as the number of its members now does not exceed 60 people, most of whom are young men.

Badabra’s relative, who asked not to be named for the sake of his safety, said the militant told him that Tripoli is currently under the control of Misurata militias and the so-called Shura Council of Benghazi Revolutionaries.

The collapse of Fursan Janzur militia will likely have a domino effect on the rest of the militias in the capital.

Militias in Tripoli have joined forces with GNA in order to push back against the Libyan National Army (LNA) which launched a military operation last April to eradicate these militias.

However, this fragile alliance is under threat of a breakdown due to inner fighting between the militias which have long had recurring clashes between each other since 2011 as they fight over weapons, money and territorial dominance.

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