Libya’s outgoing prime minister directed top security officials in Tripoli to roundup any individuals suspected to be involved in Saturday’s attack against his forces in the capital.
Abdul Hamid Dbeibeh called on the leaders of the Ministry of Interior, Military Prosecution and “all relevant security services” to arrest suspects “without exception, whether they were militants or civilians,” according to the document released by Dbeibeh’s media office.
He also called for the arrest of “anyone suspected to be implicated in providing any form of support with these illegal gangs”.
Violence erupted in the Libyan capital on Saturday between armed groups, causing the death of at least 32 people while 159 were injured, according to the Ministry of Health.
The clashes involved armed groups that back Dbeibeh’s government, against forces of Fathi Bashagha, who was selected as interim premier by Libya’s House of Representatives last February after Dbeibeh failed to organize national elections in December 2021 as per the UN-led peace plan.