Sources in Ain Zara revealed to “Sky News Arabia” the spread of militia cars and heavy and medium weapons in the streets of the area, and a tank was seen closing the crossroads, while citizens suddenly crowded in front of gas stations.
And the University of Tripoli announced, in a statement, the cancellation of lectures, on Tuesday, calling on students to expedite their departure due to “security conditions.”
The Al-Sahm Public Transport Shareholding Company also stopped buses on the Ain Zara, Al-Qasr and Al-Hadba tracks, for the same reason.
These developments prompted several schools in Ain Zara to suspend classes until further notice, fearing for the safety of students.
Libyan pages on the social networking site “Facebook” also circulated pictures of those armed cars, and the dirt berms that were set up to block some roads.
A few days ago, militias known as the “Al-Samoud Brigade”, which is active in the Libyan capital, Tripoli, threatened the elections, saying: “There will be no elections, and we will close all institutions.”
Members of these militias and armed groups allied with them moved in the early hours of the dawn of last Thursday, to besiege the headquarters of the Prime Minister on the Sikka Road in the capital, Tripoli.
The Libyan journalist writer Al-Hussein Al-Maysori said that it was not yet clear the reason for the militia’s latest move, explaining that there were reports of a dispute between the conflicting armed groups after one of them arrested the commander of another group.
Al-Misori added, in his speech to “Sky News Arabia”, that the other explanation for what is happening is related to the expected meeting in the city of Benghazi, on Tuesday, for a number of candidates in the presidential elections, in order to discuss what will happen to the current political scene, especially since there is no “official date” left. For the elections only two days.
Libyan media revealed that Benghazi will host about 16 candidates today, led by Field Marshal Khalifa Haftar, and the strongman of Misurata, Fathi Bashagha, and former member of the Presidential Council Ahmed Maitiq, in addition to the honorable candidates, Al-Amin, Aref Al-Nayed and Abdel-Majid Saif Al-Nasr.