Presidential Counci Vice President Abdullah Al-Lafi met Wednesday with top western military commanders to discuss preventing further outbreaks of armed fighting in Tripoli and western Libya.
Attendees included Western Military Region commander Salah Eddine Al-Namroush, Tripoli Military Region commander Abdel Qader Mansour, militia commander Mahmoud Hamza, and 52nd militia commander Mahmoud Bin Rajab.
The meeting focused on the deadly clashes in Tripoli last week that left at least 55 people dead and over 146 injured. Al-Lafi and the armed groups commanders discussed implementing long-term solutions to avoid repeating such violence.
According to a Presidential Council statement, they also reviewed the latest military and security developments in the western regions. They looked at ways to better organize and resolve difficulties facing the areas under their command.
The Tripoli clashes broke out last week after militiamen from the Deterrence militia detained 444th militia commander Hamza while he traveled to Misrata. The detention sparked an armed response from Hamza’s militia before his release ended the fighting.