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Vol 63 No 18

Published 8th September 2022


Bashagha bloodied in Tripoli battle

Forces loyal to Tripoli-based premier Dubaiba have tightened their grip on the capital after another failed effort to capture the city

Heavy clashes between rival militias in Tripoli over the weekend of 26/27 August underlined the intractability of the conflict between the two main political protagonists, while claiming at least 32 lives. In the worst violence since Gen Khalifa Haftar's 14-month siege of the capital ended in June 2020, 159 militiamen were also wounded as fighters fired their weapons indiscriminately at security and civil targets alike, hitting medical facilities, homes and shops.

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