Libya: Armed group besieges a government building in Tripoli
An armed group allegedly from Misrata besieged Wednesday a government building in the Libyan capital of Tripoli forcing employees to leave, Libya Update reports.
The group surrounded the building occupied by outgoing Prime Minister Abdul Hamid Dbeibeh and his cabinet, in the early evening, and prevented cars to drive by, the media notes, adding that there were no reports of casualties.
A security source which asked not to be named told Libya Update that the armed group had participated in a pro-Dbeibeh military parade, which the government organized in Tripoli a few weeks ago.
The armed group allegedly besieged the building to protest Dbeibeh’s backtracking on his promise to pay the group 5,000 Libyan Dinars ($1069) in exchange for their participation in the parade.