Clashes for power continue in Tripoli, 8 dead and dozens injured


Clashes in downtown Tripoli are continuing for the second day in a row between armed forces in the capital.

On Friday, armed forces of Special Deterrence Force attacked the building of the Sixth Force in Zawiyat Al-Dahmani and brought to the ground amid horror and panic among the residents, most of who fled the area to safer places.

Reports from sources closes to all of the militias vying for control of the capital said 8 fighters were killed and scores were injured since the clashes began on Thursday evening.

Mainly, the clashes are between two parties, the first is Ghaniwa militia backed up by Special Deterrence Force that is in control of Mitiga Airport and Haitham Al-Tajouri armed force dubbed Tripoli Revolutionaries Brigade, while the second party of the clashes is an armed force in control of Naser Park near the Rixos Hotel and Guest Palaces Compound in Bab Ben Ghashir area in the center of the capital.

Eyewitnesses said Friday that both sides are now blocking the streets of the capital with heavily armed vehicles and tanks disallowing any cars to drive by.

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