LIBYAPROSPECT – Tripoli
Sources from Tripoli told LIBYAPROSPECT that the clashes in Abu-Saleem area in Tripoli had begun to become lighter since Friday evening after heavy clashes which began Thursday night.
Other sources confirmed that a group called “Peace Forces” began its efforts to cease fire by separating between the warring factions.
From another side, the Libyan National Guards of the Salvation Government in Tripoli said, on Friday, that it is trying to calm down the situation through cooperation with notables.
Libyan National Guards issued a statement stressing that in case the efforts won’t succeed then the Guards would intervene to protect the civilians’ souls and properties as well as the general buildings.
The statement called the Interior Ministry of the Government of National Accord (GNA) to stop its security units and prevent them from fighting, they also called them to investigate and punish their fighters.
On his side, the head of the House of Representatives (HoR), Ageela Saleh, had denounced the clashes between the warring parties, describing them as terrorist militants who raise the terror among the citizens.
Saleh said in a statement, Friday evening, which these terrorist actions cause instability and fear for the citizens and the state institutions in Tripoli.
The British ambassador to Libya, Peter Millett, said, on his Twitter account, that he is “concerned about clashes in Abu-Saleem.” He added that “the heavy weapons and random shelling urge the talks to avoid more innocent deaths.”
The member of the HoR on Abu-Saleem, Saad Al-Maremy, called the factions to calm. He added that “I don’t see any programs to establish the state, which needs a political resolution.
Al-Maremy stressed, in a press release, that there are some armed groups try to control the capital city of Tripoli. He clarified that the Libyan citizen is the only loser and that the only responsible is the International Community.
Al-Maremy pointed that there are disputes inside the HoR, which need unifying the attitudes and reach a Libyan-Libyan dialogue.
The former head of the High-Security Committee, Hashem Beshr, said that the efforts for reconciliation are still on to end the clashes positively.
The National Commission for Human Rights in Libya (NCHRL) denounced the armed clashes in Tripoli between the warring factions among the civilian residents.
The NCHRL called the fighters stop the clashes immediately and mind the innocents and let the Red Crescent evacuate the trapped civilians from the fighting area.
It is essential to mention that the Presidential Council (PC) of the Government of National Accord (GNA) haven’t commented on the clashes or at least denounce although the clashes are not far from its headquarters.