The United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) has documented about 40 civilian casualties – 18 deaths and 22 injuries – during the month of September due to conflict and hostilities across the country.
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.
On Monday 10th of September, armed men attacked the offices of National Oil Corporation (NOC) in the Libyan capital, Tripoli. Staff reported that several people were injured by the attackers who they estimate to be between three and five gunmen.
Rival armed groups have clashed for more than a week over control of the Libyan capital, Tripoli. The clashes have led to the death of at least 50 people according to Libyan health officials. Attempts to hold a ceasefire have failed since the clashes erupted late August.
Tripoli has been gripped by deadly tribal violence as militias vie for control of Libya's state funds and vast natural resources. The clashes have renewed once again, casting doubt over whether the planned Libyan Elections will take place later this year or not.
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.