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Libya militias ‘agree ceasefire’

A ceasefire has been agreed following clashes between rival militias in the southern suburbs of Libya’s capital, Tripoli, local media report.

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The health ministry says five people were killed and dozens more wounded.

Abdelsalam Ashor, the interior minister of the UN-backed government, told a television station that an armed group fighting against militias affiliated to his government would hand over its positions.

There are reported violations of the ceasefire already.

Since Col Muammar Gaddafi was toppled in 2011 Libya has had several rival governments and dozens of militias operate across the country.


Cover photo: Libya’s has many militia brigades controlling territory across the country. Photo: AFP

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