The Minister of Defence, Salah El-Din al-Namroush, has ordered the dissolution of two battalions of Tajoura forces, over the clashes that erupted late Thursday night and Friday morning, in the district of Tajoura, east of the capital.

Al-Namroush gave instructions to refer the commanders of both factions to the Military Prosecutor General for investigation and permitted the use of force against the two battalions, namely the "Osoud Tajoura" and the "Dhaman" if they refuse orders to cease hostilities, according to a statement by the Ministry of Defence on Friday.

The two forces exchanged fire with medium and heavy weapons since the early hours of Friday, according to eyewitnesses residing in the region.

Social media pages reported some death cases and injuries on both sides, though no official agency confirmed this news.