Residence of Libyan PM targeted with RPGs, no casualties reported, minister says

 Libyan Prime Minister Abdulhamid Al-Dbeibah's residence was attacked with rocket-propelled grenades on Sunday, according to a Libyan minister who spoke to Reuters. Fortunately, there were no casualties reported in the attack, although some damage occurred, as confirmed by the minister, who preferred to remain anonymous and did not provide further details.

Residents in Tripoli's upscale Hay Andalus neighborhood, where PM Dbeibah's residence is located, reported hearing significant explosions near the sea. Following the explosions, heavy security forces swiftly deployed in the area with their vehicles.

Since the NATO-backed uprising in 2011, Libya has experienced ongoing instability and division, with eastern and western factions emerging in 2014 and governing separate administrations in each region. Dbeibah's Government of National Unity, established through a UN-backed process in 2021, faced challenges as the eastern parliament ceased recognizing its legitimacy by the end of that year due to a failed attempt to conduct national elections, leading to a prolonged political stalemate.

In early March, three key leaders acknowledged the need to form a new unified government to oversee long-delayed elections. However, Dbeibah has expressed his commitment to staying in power until national elections are held and has refused to yield authority to a new government without the mandate of such elections.

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