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Libya: Tripoli residents show clashes won't stop them enjoying Ramadan

Libya, Tripoli
May 10, 2019 at 08:05 GMT +00:00 · Published

Despite the threat of war that hangs over the Libyan capital Tripoli, one group of enthusiasts showed how they keep their passions alive during the long nights of Ramadan on Thursday.

Hundreds of car-loving young men gathered to witness their friends performing 'burnouts', 'doughnuts' and 'drift' manoeuvres.

One group of petrol-heads show that their engines burn so hot, they are able to light cigarettes off the exhaust fumes.

Five weeks of clashes in Tripoli's outskirts between forces loyal to the eastern-based Libyan National Army (LNA) and the Government of National Accord (GNA) the have led to a stalemate on the ground, causing at least 432 dead and 55,000 displaced, according to the United Nations

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Despite the threat of war that hangs over the Libyan capital Tripoli, one group of enthusiasts showed how they keep their passions alive during the long nights of Ramadan on Thursday.

Hundreds of car-loving young men gathered to witness their friends performing 'burnouts', 'doughnuts' and 'drift' manoeuvres.

One group of petrol-heads show that their engines burn so hot, they are able to light cigarettes off the exhaust fumes.

Five weeks of clashes in Tripoli's outskirts between forces loyal to the eastern-based Libyan National Army (LNA) and the Government of National Accord (GNA) the have led to a stalemate on the ground, causing at least 432 dead and 55,000 displaced, according to the United Nations

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