Other – 10 August 2014

Aug 10, 2014 | Other Jihadi Actors

Tripoli is still the scene of fierce fighting as rival militias continue to battle it out for control. The Misratans and their Islamist allies fighting under the umbrella of Libya Dawn seem to still have the advantage, although the Zintanis are continuing to put up a strong fight. Fighting has been heaviest in and around the airport, although this week has also seen fierce battles for control of Camp 27 to the west of Tripoli. This strategically important camp, which was in the hands of Libya Shield forces from Misrata, has now been taken over by Zintani-aligned forces from Wershefana, who are proceeding to destroy the camp. Further clashes also erupted this week in the Tripoli suburb of Janzour. Other areas of the capital have seen relative calm this week with a lull in the fighting, apparently prompted by fatigue.