Calm in southern Libya after clashes
27 March 2012, 17:06
Tripoli - Relative calm has been restored in southern Libya after
clashes erupted between two tribes, killing around 15 people, state-run
media reported on Tuesday.
Abdel Maguid Saif al-Nasr, member of
the ruling National Transitional Council (NTC), told the Libyan News
Agency that government troops were able to restore calm in the city of
Sabha after clashes erupted on Monday following the death of a
government employee, who was kidnapped in a robbery.
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
The ruling NTC has been unable to assert control over
hundreds of militiamen who helped bring down Muammar Gaddafi's regime
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.