Two people were killed and five injured in clashes in Sebha last night as newly-arrived government forces attempted to secure the town.

More army units have been deployed in the south, many of which arrived in Sebha over the last 24 hours, according to Libyan news agency LANA. Troops have been deployed throughout the city and surrounding area, initially securing residential areas and government institutions.

The units have been instructed to respond to any gunfire or attacks. Some raids were apparently successfully carried out during last night’s clashes, and arms and ammunition seized.