By Sami Zaptia.
London, 28 March 2016:
Fighting between militias broke out in the western Tripoli suburb of Ghoat Shaal today. Intense firing . . .[restrict]with heavy weapons as well as light weapons were heard and seen in the suburb. At least one tank as well as Armored Personnel Carriers and anti-aircraft guns were seen and used.
The fighting was concentrated around the Ghoat Shaal roundabout and traffic light and around a headquarters of a militia.
The fighting is believed to be mainly between the National Mobile Force based in Janzour and the Jibreel Abaya militia based in Ghoat Shaal. It is believed that the cause of the fighting was the killing of a member of one militia member by a member of the other.
Unlike the heavy firing into the air of the previous night and early this morning, it is not believed that the firing of weapons in Ghoat Shaal is not linked to the imminent arrival of Faiez Serraj and his GNA to Tripoli from Tunis.
The firing of heavy weapons caused fear amongst civilians and caused most shops in the area to shut down. [/restrict]