The Ministry of Interior stated that it followed closely the events of Thursday evening, July 22, which witnessed a heavy exchange of fire in the center of the capital, Tripoli, between patrols of the Stabilization Support Agency and the Special Deterrence Force.

It explained that the Minister of the Interior was swift to instruct the relevant authorities to follow up on reports and to take all necessary investigative measures regarding the facts of the conflict, stressing the need for all authorities to act in accordance with the relevant laws of the country.

The Ministry further reassured all citizens that the security situation is now stable, as the clashes were quickly resolved, indicating that investigations will continue into the cause of these events, in order to ensure that it did not reoccur.

The Ministry did not provide details about the reasons behind the gunfight.