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.


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


Post a comment

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.