On September 2, the Libyan government in the capital city of Tripoli imposed a state of emergency on that city after 3 days of intense fighting between rival armed factions. Libya is being governed right now by two rivals: the UN-backed Government of National Accord or GNA (based in Tripoli), and the House of Representatives (based in Tobruk, in the eastern part of the country). Both are backed by myriad armed groups.
The fighting broke out last week between armed militias in Tripoli and others in the southern part of the country who sought more control in the government. At least 61 were killed, and 100 wounded in the fighting.
On September 4th, however, a ceasefire agreement was reached between the factions, and the airport in Tripoli reopened.
Libya has been in chaos since 2011, when the country’s ruler Muammar Gaddafi was overthrown and murdered in an uprising.