Heavy clashes erupt in Sorman city between armed gang and Tripoli’s Special Deterrence Force

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Heavy clashes had erupted in Oqba district in Sorman city after the Tripoli-based Special Deterrence Force attempted to storm the location of one of Sorman gangsters, who is charged with a number of abductions and extortion.

Military sources in Sorman told Press Solidarity that the criminal investigation forces, who were tasked to arrest the wanted armed man, Amara Zayd, were accompanied by criminal investigation personnel from western Libya backed with revolutionary brigades from Al-Matrad district near Sorman.

“Gangster Zayed had a number of gunmen with him and they clashed with the forces.” Said the sources, adding that the Special Deterrence Force used the help of some Sorman revolutionaries like Adel Al-Ogbi, who went to talk the gang down.

“Reports say Al-Ogbi got arrested by the gang and talks are underway to get him out.” Unconfirmed sources told Press Solidarity.

One of the revolutionary brigades’ forces was killed and another from Oqba district was also killed, while a civilian was injured as clashes are still going on.

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