Libya descends into chaos? While fierce fighting raged for two weeks in Tripoli airport, a huge fire, triggered by a rocket, threatening the capital. Faced with this deteriorating security situation, foreigners fleeing the country.
After the fall of Muammar Gaddafi in 2011, Libya gradually breaks down. As explained by the site of the World ", in 2011, after months of fighting and NATO intervention, with air strikes and covert support to the rebels, the Libyan capital fell into the hands of a coalition of brigades originating in different cities.
Now, these groups are fighting for control of the capital, while others compete in Cyrenaica, against the backdrop of the race for control of oil resources, the disruption or destruction of armed Islamist groups, and a power struggle among the sponsors financial Gulf (UAE, in particular), with the result of exposing the country to danger of explosion, like Somalia in the early 1990s, when the Allies rebels to oust Siad bar then had ravaged Mogadishu and destroyed state structures. "
Two events are now fear a worsening of the situation in the country: heavy fighting in Tripoli airport, and a huge fire on the outskirts of the capital.
The Libyan capital threatened by a huge fire
A fire broke out Sunday night at a fuel warehouse in southern Tripoli. It was caused by a rocket on a tank containing more than 6 million liters of fuel, and then spread to another tank. Total deposits owned by the company Brega contains more than 90 million of fuel. The devastation caused by the fire could be considerable.
Yesterday, Monday 28 July, the Libyan National Oil Company (NOC) announced that the fire was "out of control", and the government has asked residents to evacuate the area. Firefighters left the scene, fearing an "explosion" that seems increasingly inevitable.
Continue the fight to Tripoli International Airport
For two weeks, heavy fighting raged at Tripoli International Airport. The fighting between the Zintan brigades (city of north-west), which controls the airport, and those of Misrata (east of Tripoli), who are trying to take control. The clashes have left at least 97 dead and over 400 injured.
Evacuate foreign countries
Faced with this deteriorating security situation, foreign evacuate the country. Sunday, July 27, France and the United Kingdom have asked their citizens to leave Libya. Belgium, Turkey, Spain and Malta had already ordered their citizens from 16 July. The staff of the U.S. Embassy in Tripoli was evacuated to Tunisia Saturday, July 26.
The Libyan government, which is unable to obtain a cease-fire, he sought the assistance of the international community. But it seems that for the time being powerless against the implosion of the country.