November 28, 2022

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Tensa calma en capital libia tras violentos choques entre milicias

Los combates commenzaron en la noche del jueves y se prolongaron varias horas durante el viernes, pese a los llamados del Consejo Presidencial y de authorities locales.

Videos published on social networks showed images of heavy fighting in the streets of the city in which armed vehicles were involved.

Según reportes de televisoras árabes, los choques provoked serious damage to numerous properties, among them a residential building of three floors, and public facilities like the University of Tripoli, which suspended its work until the new notice.

These events are the result of the political vacuum caused by the suspension of the presidential elections, scheduled for last December, said the politologist Ezz El Din Aqeel.

A ello se suman los intentos de potencias extranjeras de controlar el país a través de diversos armados grupos, lo cual provoca choques por intereses foráneos, denunció.

For his part, the military analyst Mutassim Al Hawaz estimated that the logical solution is to dissolve these militias and unify the army, currently divided between the two governments that are disputing power.

Tras un año de relative calma, en los últimos meses aumento la tensiono en el país por la crisis politica que amenaza con fracturar, aún más, a esta nación northafricana.

In February, the Parliament named Fahi Bashagha as interim prime minister in place of Abdul Hamid Dbeibeh, who refused to hand over power without holding elections.

Dbeibeh and his cabinet are based in this capital while the executive of Bashagha has its seat in the eastern city of Tobruk, where the legislature is also located.

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If Dbeibeh is supported by the Presidential Council, a collegiate body that performs the functions of a head of state, the second has the support of the Parliament and the forces of Marshal Jalifa Haftar, the strongest man in the eastern zone of the country.

Libya has experienced a spiral of violence since the overthrow of Muamar al-Gaddafi in 2011, followed by a war supported by members of the Organization of the North Atlantic Treaty, including the United States, France and the United Kingdom.