Libyan armed factions fought in the western outskirts of Tripoli late on Friday and early Saturday as forces aligned with Abdulhamid al-Dbeibah's government further consolidated their control over the capital, APA reports citing Reuters.
Fighting took place in Warshafala, a district west of Tripoli that has been the site of repeated clashes throughout the 11 years of violence and chaos since a NATO-backed uprising ousted veteran leader Muammar Gaddafi.
The clashes, along with a major pro-Dbeibah group taking over a military headquarters in southern Tripoli, come a week after Libya's biggest bout of warfare for two years, as several rival factions battled in and around the capital.
Last week's fighting dislodged several groups that had aligned with Dbeibah's rival as prime minister - the former interior minister Fathi Bashagha who has been appointed by the eastern-based parliament to head a new government.
The standoff between the two men had lasted for months, with Libya's powerful eastern faction lined up behind Bashagha, while the numerous factions controlling Tripoli and the rest of the northwest were divided.
Following last week's fighting, both Bashagha and Dbeibah have visited Turkey, which helped the now-divided western factions fight off an eastern assault in 2020.