Libya reinforces security in Tripoli

Units of the Libyan army have been deployed to Tripoli and its environs, as part of efforts to secure the Libyan capital and some volatile spots which have been plagued by violence, the Army disclosed Friday in a statement.

“As part of the efforts to ensure the safety of Tripoli residents and official buildings during the feast of Eid-el-Fitr, marking the end of the fasting month of Ramadan, elements of the Libyan armed forces has been positioned in some of the capital’s hotspots and its outskirts,’ the communiqué said.

It pointed out that the latest security arrangement was adopted by the National General Congress in line with the recommendation of the Defence and Home Affairs ministries.

Tripoli has been the theatre of recent clashes between armed rival militias.

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