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The Head of the High Council of State, Mohammed Takala, discussed with the Prime Minister Abdul Hamid Dbeibah a number of political and security files in the country, especially "the unfortunate events that took place in the capital, Tripoli," the media office of Takala said, as the two met on Tuesday at the HCS's headquarters. 

55 people were killed and 146 others injured – as preliminary statistics – due to the clashes that erupted on Monday and ended Tuesday in the Libyan capital, Tripoli, the Emergency Medicine and Support Center said on Wednesday.

Clashes erupted in the Libyan capital, Tripoli, on Monday between two heavily-armed factions: the Special Deterrence Force (SDF) and Brigade 444 over the arrest of the 444’s commander Mahmoud Hamza at Mitiga Airport in Tripoli by the SDF.

The media office of the HCS said Dbeibah had congratulated the Takala and members of the Presidency Office on their election and assumption of their duties.

The two sides also reviewed the efforts to hold elections to meet the aspirations of the Libyan people as soon as possible.