Tripolitania and Tripoli
The security of the General National Congress (GNC) building in Tripoli was again breached on 22 January according to the Libya Herald, when it was stormed by dozens of security force personnel. WAL also claimed that some National Army units in the capital demonstrated in front of the National Assembly on 22 January and a separate report from Press Solidarity reported that number of protesters from Al Zawiya stormed the National Assembly on 22 January demanding the 60 person committee tasked with drafting the country’s constitution should be elected by the people, and not the assembly.
Press Solidarity reported of an attack on the home of the commander of Brigade No. 33 on 26 January in Tripoli. His house was reported to have been hit by a rocket propelled grenade, according to security sources.
The recent spate of murders seen in Misrata has continued, the most recent being the assassination of a local councilor on 26 January, as he was leaving a city centre mosque after Dhuhr prayers. The councilor, Ben Othman was a member of the Muslim Brotherhood and was considered a hard working and respected member of the Misrata local council who was also involved in the reconciliation process. Officials have been unable so far to connect the murders or attribute motives. This latest killing represents the fourth significant killing in the last two week, with the other victims including a police officer and an imam of a Misrata mosque. The wave of violence began in early January with the bombing of a Coptic Church in Dafniya and killing two Egyptian Christians.