Zawiyya and Wershefana forces clash, damaging Zawiyya power station

Jul 29, 2021 | Libyan actors

On 29 July, armed clashes broke out in al-Mayah (29km west of Tripoli) and Zawiyya between the Isnad Support Force of the Zawiyya Security Directorate under Mohammed Bahroun (also known as ‘al-Far’, the ‘Mouse’) and Muammar al-Dawi’s 55 Battalion. The clashes were reportedly sparked by a stolen car and continued through the night to the following day and resulted in the closure of roads between Warshafana and Zawiyya. Mortar fire and other heavy artillery reported. The fighting continued through the night to the following day and resulted in the closure of roads between Warshafana and Zawiyya. The General Electricity Company of Libya (GECOL) released a statement on 30 July stating that the clashes had damaged three electricity generators at Zawiyya power station, removing 300MW from the electricity grid.