AFRICA/LIBYA-Clashes in Tripoli confirmed to Fides by local sources

Tuesday, 24 January 2012

Tripoli (Agenzia Fides) - "Explosions and gun shots near the Mahary Hotel are reported, near the headquarters of the Military Commission of Tripoli": this is what local sources, contacted by Fides in the Libyan capital report. Our sources recall that since Friday 20 there are shootings in Tripoli every night. Yesterday, January 23, in Bani Walid men loyal to the late leader Gaddafi launched the military offensive against the Libyan National Transitional Council. According to Fides sources at least 4 people died and many were wounded on both sides in the fighting in Bani Walid. (L.M.) (Agenzia Fides 24/01/2012)