Tunisia Tightens Security Near Libyan Border

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The Tunisia Ministry of Foreign Affairs expressed its deep concern over the “dangerous” developments in Libya. It called on all parties to exercise restraint, calm, and stop the armed escalations.

The Tunisia authorities are “monitoring the southeastern border with Libya with great caution,” following the outbreak of clashes between rival parties in Tripoli over the weekend.

They called for the “voice of wisdom to prevail among all Libyan parties, and for dialogue to be a way to settle differences and advance Libya’s interests. In order to preserve its security, stability, and unity.” As well as for Libya to “complete its political path, and hold elections to put an end to the existing crisis.”

The Tunisia Embassy in Tripoli also called on members of the Tunisian community to exercise caution, avoid areas of clashes, and avoid unnecessary movement.

On Sunday, the Health Ministry of the outgoing Government of National (GNU) said the death toll has risen to 32 deaths and 159 injuries, after deadly clashes erupted in the capital of Tripoli.

On Sunday, the Health Ministry of the outgoing Government of National (GNU) said the death toll has risen to 32 deaths and 159 injuries.

Notably, fighting broke out in various districts of Tripoli between groups armed with both heavy and light weapons, as two rival governments yet again vie for power in the oil-rich but impoverished North African country.

Gunshots and explosions rang through the darkened streets of Tripoli, according to media reports.

The Tripoli Revolutionaries Brigade (TRB) affiliated with the commander Haitham Al-Tajouri clashed with the Stabilization Support Apparatus (SSA) affiliated with Abdel-Ghani Al-Kikli (Ghnewa).

The violence was the latest escalation to threaten the relative peace after nearly a decade of civil war in Libya, where two rival sets of authorities are locked in a political stalemate. The divisions have sparked several incidents of violence in Tripoli in recent months.