On 22 July 2022, heavy fighting between militias belonging to Libya’s two rival governments occurred in the central Zawiyat al-Dahmani area of the capital Tripoli — where numerous embassies, government ministries and international organizations are located. Clashes began during the evening of 21 July in the city’s southeastern Sabaa and Ain Zara districts. At least five people have been killed so far. Officials at Mitiga Airport (HLLM/MJI) announced on 22 July that all flights have been suspended due to the fighting. Recent rapprochement between Gen. Khalifa Haftar, leader of the Libyan National Army, and Abdul Hamid Dbeibah — prime minister of the Government of National Unity — indicates a shift in the balance of power in the country. Haftar had previously been aligned with Fathi Bashagha – a rival prime minister appointed by the eastern-based parliament in Tobruk — and the two sides had been in a relative stalemate.