At least five dead, 20 injured in clashes in Libya's Tripoli

Published January 21st, 2014 - 07:30 GMT
Libyan militant groups clashed in Tripoli's western suburbs leaving at least five dead and 20 injured (AFP)
Libyan militant groups clashed in Tripoli's western suburbs leaving at least five dead and 20 injured (AFP)

Clashes in Libya's capital left at least five people dead and 20 wounded, according to Agence France Presse Tuesday.


Security and medical sources told AFP that violence erupted between armed groups in Tripoli's Western suburb of Werchefana. The armed groups included supporters of former dictator Moammar Gaddafi, which was expected, according to the sources, since Werchefana is a pro-Gaddafi area.


The fighting lasted all day, according to residents in the area, and five people were killed in the clashes. Twenty to 25 people were taken to the hospital to be treated for injuries as well.


Similar clashes erupted in Libya's south last week near Sebha as the country spirals into further chaos in its post-Gaddafi era.


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