Series of explosions in Azzawiya city, western Tripoli


A number of unknown armed people have reportedly exploded a bakery, a restaurant and a foreign security building in the city of Azzawiya, 45 km western of the capital.

The mayor of Azzawiya, Abdelkareem Al-Abah told the press Tuesday that two of the buildings were owned by residents from the city and the third was a government building.

“No counter-action was taken by the owners of the blasted buildings.” The mayor added.

Azzawiya is residing upon a very tense and uneasy calm after the bloody clashes that continued for days over the last three week, leading to the killing of over 10-15 people and the injury of a lot more.

On October 28, armed violent clashes broke out in Azzawiya city. The clashes were between Henish and Khadrawi armed groups from Azzawiya in Jamal Abdelnaser St., Buildings area, and Al-Rayhana roundabout as well as the park in downtown the city.

An agreement on truce and immediate ceasefire, however, was signed on November 01 evening by the two warring armed groups in Azzawiya city by the efforts of the city’s elders and notables.

The two warring armed groups agreed on handing in the wanted criminals from the two sides to a neutral party, if failed, they agreed to disown those culprits.

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