Skirmishes break out in Aziziyah between GNU and Juwaili forces

Nov 9, 2023 | Libyan actors

In the early evening of 9 November, fighting took place in al-Aziziya between the Joint Force led by Abdussalam al-Zoubi and anti-Dabaiba Zintani commander Osama Juwaili’s militias. The convoy of Prime Minister Abdul Hameed Dabaiba and the Government of National Unity (GNU) ministers returning to Tripoli from their cabinet meeting in Ghariyan was reportedly fired upon by Juwaili’s militias. At the time of the shooting, Dabaiba’s vehicle had already passed the ambush site.

In the first half of the night, the 111th Brigade moved troops from Tripoli towards al-Aziziya, but stopped a couple of kilometers south of the city. The situation on the ground remained tense for the rest of the night.

On 10 November, the roadblocks set up in al-Aziziya in the course of the fighting the night before were removed. The al-Jafara Security Directorate started to conduct patrols in the city and its surroundings. Since 10 November, Turkish combat drones have been intensively monitoring the Aziziya – Zintan area.