Presidential Guard forces clashed with a Tripoli brigade

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On Friday evening, the forces of the Government of National Accord’s Presidential Guard engaged in armed clashes with Saadawi Brigade in Tripoli’s Seedi Al-Masri neighbourhood, near Madar street.

The fight took place in the evening while the roads were full of civilians and cars as Eid Al-Adha has neared and people are out on the streets shopping for the celebration.

Many conflicting news about the reasons of the fight between the Presidential Guard and the Tripoli-based brigade were reported. Some said it was because the guard forces put hands on armed vehicles for the brigade, while others said because the guard arrested some of the brigade personnel. However, some also said that the brigade was arresting people based on identity cards, mainly if they were from Misrata.

Sources told the Libyan News that the fight ended after more than hour of clashing by arms (medium and light) with no casualties reported.

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