Militia Says It ‘Secured’ U.S. Compound in Libya
The Compound was already vacated!
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On July 26, U.S. diplomats evacuated the compound and the capital to neighboring Tunisia under a U.S. military escort as fighting between rival militias intensified.
The State Department said embassy operations would be suspended until the security situation improved.
The fighting prompted diplomats and thousands of Tripoli residents to flee.
Dozens were killed.
Fighters with an Islamist-allied militia group have captured an abandoned diplomatic housing sector of the U.S. embassy in Tripoli, the capital of Libya. The main embassy complex, which employees evacuated this past July amid increasing violence in the country, is still secure, according to Reuters. It is unclear how long the militia has controlled the embassy annex.
Following weeks of fighting that brought the capital to a standstill, the Dawn of Libya militia said last week it managed to seize control of Tripoli’s airport and drive a rival militia from the mountain town of Zintan out of the capital. It is now deployed around the capital and has sought to restore normalcy in the city. The group called on foreign diplomats to return now that the fighting has subsided.