Military Paralysis and Mercenaries Surround the Institutions.. What is Happening in Libya?

Concentration of military crowds near ministries and important institutions in Tripoli.

The militias strengthened their presence in the main ports and squares, and intensified their evening patrols, while tightening control over the movement of the population.

In conjunction with these moves, Libyan media reported that the situation inside the Syrian mercenaries’ camps also deteriorated, with expectations of organizing demonstrations for them inside Yarmouk camp as a result of the delay in their salaries for three months.

Panic pervades the capital and a tragic service situation

This state of emergency in Tripoli caused panic among the residents, especially since the militias prevented their presence in some squares and banned walking on some roads.

Sameh Zagheb, a resident of Zawiya al-Dahmani in Tripoli, described the situation, saying that “the movement of citizens has become limited, and some of them cannot leave at late times, otherwise they will be held accountable and arrested by the militias.”

Zagheb added to “Sky News Arabia”: “Sometimes the patrols fire shots in the air when they enter any street, with the intensification of the mobile patrols.”


As a result of the movement restriction, Zagheb confirmed that services were stopped and there was a shortage of goods in some areas, and dozens of bakeries closed their doors due to a shortage of wheat.

He pointed out that the crisis affected private hospitals, including dialysis units, which were unable to obtain the necessary tools, which prompted patients to head to units more than 200 kilometers away from the city.

solve the crisis

As part of the proposed solutions to end the political blockage, the Libyan politician, Muhammad Al-Mazoughi, called for a mini-government to run business and prepare for elections.

Regarding the security situation, Al-Mazoughi says that “the sons of the military establishment, graduates of Libyan colleges, are united, but political decisions divide them, and the biggest crisis is the presence of militias that use weapons to achieve their interests.”

Al-Mazoughi explained that the mini-government should be made up of “members who are able to move between all parties and reconcile them, especially since the discussions between the House of Representatives and the Supreme Council of State did not reach anything about the constitutional basis necessary for holding the elections.”


Arab Observer

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