A coalition of Tripoli Revolutionaries Brigade and Addaman Brigade from Tajoura declared on Tuesday full control of Garabulli town, some 70 km east of Tripoli, after 3 days of fierce clashes against Salvation Government brigades from Misrata.
Heavy fighting broke out in the afternoon after mediation efforts exerted by Tajoura Municipal Council failed to urge Misrata brigades to withdraw.
Casualties among both sides were reported, but the number is yet to be officially declared.
Local residents said the heavy artillery fire echoed in the rural town for hours before the declaration of victory. They added that Misrata brigades have withdrawn to the east side of the town, but it’s not known whether they will launch a counter attack or pull back to their city.
The Health Ministry said the clashes in the past two days have led to 4 deaths and 21 injuries. It explained that 3 deaths and 6 injuries took place on Sunday, 2 of whom were foreign workers, while 1 person was killed on Monday and 15 others were injured.