An armed convoy supporting Fathi Bashagha, who is backed by the Tobruk-based parliament in Libya, departed from the capital Tripoli on Thursday.
After Prime Minister Abdul Hamid Dbeibeh announced that he would not step down, pro-Bashagha militia groups attempted to force Bashagha to power.
Meanwhile, groups affiliated with Prime Minister Dbeibeh mobilized in and around the capital Tripoli.
Announcing that he will take over the government peacefully after receiving the vote of confidence by the parliament, former Minister of Interior Bashagha announced that the security convoy, which departed from Misrata to the capital, returned to its duties as a result of the demands of international and regional friends.
Richard Norland, the US Ambassador to Libya, stated that he spoke with Bashagha and that the current crisis should be resolved through negotiations.
In addition to this, the UN Mission in Libya expressed its concerns over the developments during the week.