By Libya Herald reporter.
Tunis,6 October 2017:
Fighting today in the east Tripoli district of Arada, near Suq Al-Juma, is reported to have left four people dead and 17 others injured, seven of them seriously.
The cause of the clashes, which resulted in locals fleeing the streets and forced to remain indoors, is unclear. According to reports, it was a continuation of fighting that started last night in Ain Zara district further south between the members of the 42nd Battalion and the Abdul Raouf Al-Jabari Brigade. The former are based in Ain Zara, the latter in Arada. Both are said to have been legalised by the Presidency Council’s interior ministry.
The Jabari brigade was then counter-attacked today at its headquarters in Arada by the 42nd. A nearby building belonging to economy ministry is said to have been set alight in the fighting.
According to another report, though, the fighting was about drugs dealing. This this has not been confirmed.
The situation is now said to have calmed after Rada (deterrance) forces were sent in to re-establsh order in the district.