Deadly clashes erupt in Tripoli

Deadly clashes erupt in Tripoli

October 06, 2017 - 20:28
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Written by: AbdullahBenIbrahim

4 people were killed and at least 15 others wounded, 6 of them in critical condition, in armed clashes in Arada neighborhood of Tripoli on Friday.

Local residents said the fighting broke out between “Support Brigade 42” based in Ein Zara neighborhood and another armed group known as “Abdul-Raoaf Al-Jabari Brigade” from Arada.

The reason behind the clashes is not clear, but some sources claimed that the fighting erupted after gunmen from Al-Jabari Brigade attacked members from Brigade 42 in Ein Zara on Thursday night, which led the latter to launch a counterattack on their camp in Arada.

The fighting caused panic and chaos in the busy streets of Arada.

A building for the Ministry of Economy has caught fire during the fighting.  

Both warring groups are under the Ministry of Interior.