Today, Friday, the Supreme Commander of the Libyan Army, President of the Presidential Council, Muhammad Al-Manfi, ordered all forces that clashed, or are in a state of clash, in Tripoli, to immediately stop and return to their headquarters and barracks, “without delay for whatever reasons.”
And he directed the exile – according to the Libyan (Al-Wasat) portal – to take immediate measures against the forces that clashed, to exercise the powers that the law gives him to achieve control of the situation, and to report any action taken, according to a statement by the Libyan Presidential Media Office.
The Supreme Commander also instructed the Military Prosecutor to open an immediate investigation with those forces, the perpetrators of those clashes, to take legal measures against them, and to report on what was taken, stressing that all military and security units “need discipline and adherence to instructions and communications that prohibit movement, except with prior permission.” and according to the applicable context.
Al-Manafi affirmed, “It will not allow the recurrence of such incidents, and that any act in violation of these reports is a crime punishable by law, given the security risk it poses and has repercussions on the security and safety of the citizen and the state,” adding, “He will follow up the implementation of these instructions, including This includes imposing legal penalties on violators.
On Friday morning, the Libyan capital, Tripoli, witnessed armed clashes between the “Brigade 444 Fighting” division of the Chief of Staff in Libya, and the “Stability Support” force of the Libyan Presidential Council.
The United Nations Support Mission in Libya expressed its “grave concern”, against the backdrop of the continuing armed clashes, in Tripoli, and called for an “immediate cessation of hostilities.”
The UN mission condemned, in a statement posted on its official website, “the continuation of armed clashes, including the reported use of indiscriminate shooting in the Salah al-Din area, one of the densely populated neighborhoods in Tripoli,” calling for an “immediate cessation of hostilities.” in Tripoli, and appealing to “all parties to exercise maximum restraint.”