Clashes in Zawiyya over access to Zawiyya oil refinery

Oct 25, 2021 | Libyan actors

On the evening of 25 October and throughout the morning of 26 October, there were clashes in Zawiyya between the First Division (Esnad) (also known as the First Support Squad) of the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) led by Mohammed Bahroun (also known as ‘al-Far’, the ‘Mouse’), and a coalition of Zawiyyan forces including the al-Nasr Brigade and the Stability Support Apparatus (SSA). According to reports, the forces belonging to Mohammed Bahroun are attempting to penetrate the Aspan area of Zawiyya and gain access to, and control of, the Zawiyya oil refinery secured by the al-Nasr Brigade. Light and medium weapons have been involved in the clashes, with the Dai al-Hilal cemetery reportedly being set alight due to the fighting.