By Libya Herald reporters.
Tripoli, 9 April 2016:
An outbreak of heavy firing last night near the Mehari Radisson hotel, above the Bu . . .[restrict]Sitta naval base where the Presidential Council is staying was due to a “misunderstanding” the Rada Security Force explained today.
It said that the fighting had broken out between what it described as the 155 Brigade of the Libyan army and the 6th Brigade under control of Central Security. Rada explained on its social media site that its own members had intervened to stop the shooting. It did not say what the “misunderstanding” might have been.
Other reports suggest that there was a dispute between 155 Brigade members and armed men from the Zawiya Al-Dahmani district as to who should be carrying out a patrol of the naval base.
In any event, prime minister-designate Faiez Serraj was not at the base. He left yesterday for a private visit to London, where it is understood that he will have no official meetings.
There are no details of any casualties from last night’s exchanges which lasted for about ten minutes and involved firing in the air. [/restrict]