This week was marked by a full resumption of clashes in Tripoli’s South, while reinforcements from Misrata raise concerns over prospect for clashes to expand further North.
The week was marked by a tentative halt to heavy militia clashes in Tripoli’s South. Growing political rhetoric against the Government of National Accord (GNA) seemed to gradually replace skirmishes in Tripoli. However, this uneasy calm was short-lived after assailants, likely affiliated to the Islamic State (IS) attacked the National Oil Corporation HQ, undermining yet again confidence in Tripoli’s security situation.
This week was marked by an Islamic State (IS) attack targeting a checkpoint between Khoms and Zliten. Meanwhile, heavy clashes erupted in Tripoli’s South between Al-Kaniat militia and the Tripoli Revolutionaries Brigade (TRB). Thus far, the clashes have undermined the capital city’s security outlook and threaten to expand across other areas of Tripoli.