By Ajnadin Mustafa.
Tripoli, 22 May 2016:
There have been clashes today in Sorman, some 50 kilometres west of Tripoli, and in Wadi . . .[restrict]Rabie near Tripoli International Airport.
In the Sorman fighting – allegedly between a two local militias, one supporting the Presidency Council, the other opposed – one person is reported to have been killed and two others injured. It is said to have followed a demand by one militia that the other hand over a military camp.
According to a local source, locals are not venturing out into the streets and both militias are gathering further forces to back them.
In Wadi Rabie, south of the city, where numerous farms are used as bases by various militias and consequently scene of many clashes over the past three years, five people were wounded in shooting between a local militia and a Misratan unit. The reason has not been disclosed.
The five injured were taken to a clinic in nearby Ain Zara. Roads in and out of Ain Zara are reported to have been closed. [/restrict]