By Saber Ayyub.
Tunis, 28 December 2015:
There was further militia infighting in and around Tripoli last night as two of the leading . . .[restrict]Tripoli-based militias fought it out in the centre and outskirts of the capital.
Fighting broke out between the Tenth Force more popularly known as the Bashir Sadawi brigade led by Fawzi Al-Usta in Ain Zara and forces belonging to First Force of the Central Security Force linked to Hathem Tajouri.
One report says that forces loyal to Tajouri attacked one of the locations in Ain Zara occupied by Sadawi’s forces. The sound of heavy gun fire followed by the sound of ambulance sirens were heard. There are unconfirmed reports of injuries and deaths.
There are reports of road checkpoints being set up by both militias in the area of clashes.
Fighting later spread to central Tripoli in the Sidi Masri and Rixos areas.
It is also reported that the Central Support Forces of Abdulghani Al-Kikli (Ghenewa) led by Naser Khatroush attacked Tajouri’s forces en route to their headquarters in Tajoura. Tajouri’s forces retaliated fighting all the way back into town as far as Rixos hotel.
The continued fighting between the various militias within Tripoli does not bode well for the international community and the Government of National Accord and their plans to establish the Faiez Serraj government safely and securely within the capital. [/restrict]