Heavy clashes broke out Thursday night between Forsan Janzour brigade and so-called Tribes Army of Wirshiffana near checkpoint 17 in Janzour district of Tripoli.

Local media sources said the Tribes Army, a group of armed militias and gangsters made up of former Gaddafi regime and Khalifa Haftar's Dignity Operation supporters, is attempting to advance into the administrative borders of Janzour after a criminal from Wirshiffana was arrested for attempted car robbery near checkpoint 17.

Heavy gunfire could be heard in the  district while there were no immediate reports of casualties.

Forsan Janzour brigade said the clashes are raging in three front lines.


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