Fighting erupts in southern Tripoli


Fighting erupts in southern Tripoli

Fighting erupted in southern Tripoli on Monday, leading to the suspension of flights at the city's main airport. 

The conflict ensued after a prominent leader of an armed faction was reportedly captured by a rival group. Gunfire has been heard for hours, causing concern for residents' safety. 

Mahmoud Hamza, who controls a significant portion of Tripoli through the 444 brigade, was apprehended by the Special Deterrence Force at Mitiga airport. 

As a result, all flights to and from the airport were redirected to Misrata, about 180km away. The Ambulance and Emergency Service of Tripoli is working to create a safe passage for civilians to leave the clash-affected area.

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