In a daring escape 400 Gadaffi loyalists broke free on September 3rd 2018.
Police said that rioting broke out in the Ain Zara prison, near the area where government forces were being attacked by the rival militia, known as the Seventh Brigade. Eventually, the inmates were able to force open the gates and flee, they said. Among those who escaped were said to be loyalists of the former Gaddafi regime.
A variety of militias, mostly Islamist, have controlled Tripoli