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16 May 2019 | 08:31 PM UTC

Libya: Violent unrest reported in Serraj (Tripoli district) May 16

Libya News Alert

Violent unrest in Serraj (Tripoli district) May 16, with gunfire and roadblocks reported; heightened security presence and localized traffic disruptions possible over the coming hours

TIMEFRAME expected from 5/16/2019, 12:00 AM until 5/16/2019, 11:59 PM (Africa/Tripoli). COUNTRY/REGION Serraj (Tripoli district)


Violent unrest has been reported in Serraj (Tripoli district) as of Thursday evening (local time), May 16. Family and friends of a murder victim initially blocked the Baghdadi Road roundabout with burning tires to protest the victim's death, with additional reporting claiming that the protest has further deteriorated with a drive-by shooting witnessed in the neighborhood. The unrest was spreading to the Second Ring Road and footbridge in the area as of 19:00.

A heightened security presence and localized traffic disruptions are possible in the affected area over the coming hours.  


Individuals in Tripoli district are advised to monitor developments, avoid the affected area, and adhere to instructions issued by the local authorities and their home governments.

The security environment in Libya remains complex. Professional security advice and support should be sought prior to travel.


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