Members of the municipal council of Tripoli's Ain Zara neighbourhood have withdrawn confidence from the mayor Abdul-Wahid Al-Ballooq.

In a meeting on Thursday, 4 municipal members voted in favor of the dismissal and 2 others abstained.

Ali Al-Gayadi, one of the abstainers, was selected as acting mayor until a new vote is held at the Ministry of Local Government.

No reasons for the dismissal were mentioned.