Warfalla, Tarhuna tribes reach cease-fire agreement in southern Tripoli

Warfalla tribe and the Social Council of Tarhuna reached on Sunday a cease-fire agreement in southern Tripoli.

During their meeting, they agreed to cease fire in southern Libya, prohibit any armed militia from moving from Tarhuna, 65 kilometers to the southeast of the capital, to Tripoli. They also agreed to release detainees arrested during the clashes, and form a committee to resolve the chaos.

The Preparatory Committee of the Libyan Tribal Leaders Forum in Bani Walid demanded Warfalla tribe on Saturday to intervene and resolve the conflict between Tarhuna 7th Brigade and Tripoli Protection Force.

Meanwhile, the Preparatory Committee called on the Social Council of Tarhuna and Tripoli elders to hold a meeting with Warfalla tribe to discuss ways to end the conflict.

Heavy clashes have gripped the south of Libyan capital Tripoli since Wednesday between rival militias linked to the U.N.-backed Government of National Accord (GNA), including Tarhuna 7th Brigade and Tripoli Protection Force.

According to a Saturday WHO statement, around six civilians were killed trying to flee the violence, while 13 in total were killed in the clashes and 52 were injured.


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