GNA Forces Clash in Tarhuna

On early Wednesday, clashes have erupted between armed militias in the city of Tarhuna, 65km southeast of the capital Tripoli.

One of the groups was identified as part of the ‘Naaji Brigade’ while the other is believed to be the ‘Special Deterrence Forces’ (aka RADA), which is based in Tripoli’s Mitiga airbase.

The media office of RADA’s Unit 444 stated that its sniper and mortar companies had reached the city of Tarhuna to implement the Military Attorney General’s orders to arrest “wanted persons accused of revenge killings.”

The media office added that an armed clash ensued between the unit’s patrol and an armed group affiliated with the “Naaji Brigade” which had set up a random stopover guarded by allegedly “drunk” armed men.

First published on Libya Review