Libyan PM’s residence targeted with RPGs: Reuters


YEREVAN, APRIL 1, ARTSAKHPRESS. The residence of Libyan Prime Minister Abdulhamid al-Dbeibah was targeted with rocket-propelled grenades on Sunday in an attack that left no casualties, a Libyan minister told Reuters.

The minister, who spoke on condition of anonymity, confirmed in a message that the attack only caused some damage.

According to Reuters, two citizens said they had heard massive explosions near the sea in Tripoli’s luxury Hay Andalus neighbourhood, the home to PM Dbeibah’s residence. A citizen said that after the massive explosions were heard, heavy security forces with their vehicles were deployed around the area.

Libya has had little peace or stability since a 2011 NATO-backed uprising, and split in 2014 between eastern and western factions, with rival administrations governing each area. Dbeibah’s Government of National Unity was installed through a U.N.-backed process in 2021 but the parliament, in the east, stopped recognising its legitimacy at the end of that year after a failed attempt to hold national elections, which led to prolonged political deadlock, the report adds.

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