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06 Apr 2020 | 03:47 PM UTC

Libya: Clashes potentially forthcoming in Ghut Shaal (Tripoli district) following deadly incident April 6

Clashes potentially forthcoming in Ghut Shaal (Tripoli district) between Zawiyah youths and Zintan forces following death of civilian by Zintan militia on April 6; avoid the vicinity of 10 Street

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Event

Clashes are potentially forthcoming around 10 Street in Ghut Shaal (Tripoli district) between Zawiyah youths and Zintan forces following the death of a civilian by Zintan militia forces on Monday evening (local time), April 6. Tires have been set alight in the street, with local sources warning of clashes between the groups unless the Special Deterrence Forces (SDF) intervenes and calms the situation.

A heightened security presence and transportation disruptions are to be expected in the affected area over the coming hours.  

Advice

Individuals in Tripoli district are advised to avoid the vicinity of 10 Street and adhere to all instructions issued by the local authorities and their home governments.

The security environment in Libya remains complex. Although travel is possible in some areas (with appropriate security protocols in place), other areas should be considered strictly off-limits. Professional security advice and support should be sought prior to travel.