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27 Aug 2018 | 04:49 PM UTC

Libya: Violent clashes in Tripoli August 27

Libya News Alert

Violent clashes ongoing in Tripoli as of August 27; flight disruptions possible in the coming hours and days

TIMEFRAME expected from 8/27/2018, 12:00 AM until 8/31/2018, 11:59 PM (Africa/Tripoli). COUNTRY/REGION Tripoli

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Violent clashes broke out between rival armed militias in southern Tripoli late on Sunday evening (local time), August 26; at least four people have been killed and seven others have been injured. According to local sources, heavy gunfire and explosions have continued in parts of the city as of Monday, August 27. Details regarding the situation are still emerging. Additional clashes between armed forces are possible in the near-term. Due to the proximity of the fighting, likely transportation disruptions at the Mitiga International Airport (MJI) are to be anticipated in the coming hours and days.


Libya has been divided into rival governments and factions with their own militias and political parties since the 2011 uprising that toppled Muammar Gaddafi. The security situation in Libya remains precarious and there is little to no sign of a return of relative stability in the near-term.


The security environment in Libya remains complex. Although travel is possible in some areas (with appropriate security protocols in place), other areas should be considered strictly off-limits. Professional security advice and support should be sought prior to travel.


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