GNU demotes militia leaders following Bashaagha’s exit from Tripoli

May 17, 2022 | Libyan actors

On 17-18 May, the Government of National Unity (GNU) and GNU Prime Minister, Abdul Hameed Dabaiba, enacted a series of demotions in the immediate hours following the Government of National Stability (GNS) Prime Minister Fathi Bashaagha’s departure from Tripoli. Most notably, Zintani commander Osama Juwaili was removed as the Director of the Military Intelligence Department and Nawasi Brigade Commander, Mustafa Qaddour, was removed as deputy head of the Libyan Intelligence Service (LIS). Both men supported Bashaagha’s entrance into Tripoli.