By Ajnadin Mustafa.
Tripoli, 2 September 2016:
A member of the local Fursan Janzour (Janzour Knights) was killed in fighting with a group that had stolen vehicles from a car showroom and compound in the west Tripoli suburb.
The militia went to the showroom after being alerted that it had been raided early in the morning and dozens of vehicles stolen. To their surprise they found the thieves still there. They were armed and in the subsequent shootout one of the militiamen was killed.
In a statement, the Fursan Janzour claim that the gang was from the neighbouring suburb of Ghut Shaal, naming its leader. The militia adds that it will respond to the raid and insists that the lack of adequate state security protection means that it has to continue its operations.