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28 Sep 2018 | 07:22 AM UTC

Libya: Militias sign ceasefire in Tripoli September 26 /update 5

Libya News Alert

Fighting lessens further in Tripoli after armed militia groups sign a ceasefire on September 26

TIMEFRAME expected from 9/22/2018, 12:00 AM until 10/4/2018, 11:59 PM (Africa/Tripoli). COUNTRY/REGION Tripoli

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Event

The Tripoli and Tarhunah armed militias signed a ceasefire on Wednesday, September 26, leading to a fall in reported violence. Other warring parties involved in recent clashes in Tripoli have also been called on to adhere to the ceasefire.

Context

Fighting had already decreased in Tripoli since previous deals were struck between various militias on September 24. Tensions had been escalating since September 22, when GNA-backed Tripoli militias launched Operation Badr against the Seventh (Kani) Brigade, originating from Tarhunah. This followed the establishment of another tenuous ceasefire between local armed groups, initially brokered by the UN on September 4, which aimed to put an end to hostilities ongoing around Tripoli since August 27.

Following this return to relative calm, Tripoli's Mitiga International Airport (MJI) resumed operations on September 26.

Advice

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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