The Head of the Presidential Guard Maj. Gen. Najmi al-Naku denied the affiliation of the seventh brigade to the Presidential Guard, insisting that they had no connection to the recent clashes that erupted in southern Tripoli.

In this connection, the Chief of Staff of the Presidential Council Abdul Rahman Al-Taweel said that the Seventh Brigade is not under the General Staff, adding that they have no information on who gave the seventh brigade the orders to enter Tripoli.

Clashes took place Monday between the Seventh Brigade of the Ministry of Defence and forces from the Interior Ministry, before reaching a fragile cease-fire on Monday.