Armed clashes erupted near Al-Farnaj roundabout, south of Tripoli, between the 777 Brigade and another force affiliated with the Judicial Police, eyewitnesses have confirmed.
According to the same sources, the newly-formed 777 Brigade clashed with the Judicial Police force after the latter set up security checkpoints on the road leading to Al-Farnaj roundabout.
The two forces exchanged fire with light and medium weapons for around two hours before calm prevailed in the area.
There were no reports of casualties or damages. The causes of the confrontations remain vague.