Calm in Libya following deadly clashes

2012-03-27 08:54

Tripoli – Relative calm has been restored in southern Libya after

clashes erupted between two tribes, killing around 15 people.

Abdel Maguid Saif al-Nasr, member of the ruling National

Transitional Council (NTC), told the Libyan News Agency today that government

troops were able to restore calm in the city of Sabha after clashes erupted

yesterday following the death of a government employee, who was kidnapped in a


The security chief in the city, Mohamed Abu Saif, said that a

delegation of tribal leaders in the area is working on solving the dispute

between the two groups.

The ruling NTC has been unable to assert control over hundreds of

militiamen who helped bring down Muammar Gaddafi’s regime last year.

Gaddafi, who ruled the North African country for 42 years, was

captured and killed in his hometown Sirte in October, after a violent

eight-month conflict with his opponents.

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