Tripoli: A clash has erupted in Libya's
capital, Tripoli, between a militia and residents, killing at
least one person.
The fighting involves a powerful militia from Zintan in
Libya's western mountains and armed residents of a Tripoli
neighbourhood once loyal to ousted dictator Muammar Gaddafi.
The well-equipped fighters from Zintan are one of many
militias outside government control.
Zintan rebel commander Mohammed el-Rebay said one of his
fighters was killed today. He said the two sides are firing
automatic rifles at each other.
The clashes are taking place in Tripoli's Abu Selim
neighbourhood, a pro-Gaddafi stronghold.
The opposition took control of the city in August and
later captured and killed Gaddafi.
After Tripoli fell, the Zintan rebels took over a school
in the district and converted it into a military base.
First Published: Monday, March 19, 2012, 00:10