One month after the clashes erupted in Libya's capital Tripoli, a UN-backed ceasefire was agreed upon. The ceasefire between the fighting factions in Tripoli has allowed for the return of displaced residents to their homes.
The Tripoli Security Directorate announced on Tuesday that fighting in the south of Tripoli has ended after nearly a month of fierce clashes that left over 115 people dead and 560 others wounded. The Directorate has given displaced people the green light to return to their homes.
UNICEF’s Middle East and North Africa director warns more children are reportedly being recruited to fight, putting them at risk of danger in the violence-torn Libyan capital Tripoli. This is a result of the clashes that broke out between rival militias late August.
The ceasefire agreement that has been reached between the parties fighting in the southern suburbs of the Libyan Capital, Tripoli has resulted in the calming of violent clashes. The ceasefire also stipulated that most forces withdraw from the Tripoli so that security directorates can take control.