Thursday, May 19, 2022

Armed groups mobilize in Tripoli to protect GNU, report

Armed groups mobilize in Tripoli to protect GNU, report

Armed groups are mobilizing in Tripoli to forcefully keep the Government of National Unity in power amid speculations over whether the parliament will form a new interim government, Libyan newspaper El-Enwan reported on Saturday.

Citing unnamed security sources, El-Enwan reported that the so-called Mahjoub Brigade, an armed group affiliated with GNU, was seen re-entering the central of the capital to join other military groups that are already positioned there.

According to El-Enwan, Prime Minister Abdul Hamid Dbeibeh, as acting defense minister, ordered these armed groups to gather in Tripoli to protect his government from getting overthrown.

Sources told El-Enwan that security tensions are intensifying in Tripoli which has become divided between pro- and anti-GNU militias.