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Clashes in Libya’s capital raise concerns over stability ahead of elections

The UN's assistance mission to Libya expressed "grave concern" over the heaviest fighting in months.
An aerial image shows a picnic tables at a recreational area, built on the former military academy of late Libyan leader Moamer Kadhafi's entourage of female bodyguards, known as "Amazons", between the port and the city centre of the capital Tripoli, on June 8, 2021.

Libya’s capital, Tripoli, saw intense fighting between rival armed factions before dawn on Friday morning, raising concern for the country’s fragile cease-fire ahead of historic nationwide elections set for December.

Residents reported gunfire around 2:30 a.m. in the densely populated Salahuddin district in Tripoli’s south, according to Reuters.

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