Renewed clashes in Libya’s Sabha leave three killed, including a kid
[Libya Observer] Three people, including on baby girl, were killed and over 12 were maimed as festivities renewed Tuesday in Sabha, Libya’s south, front man for the Sabha Medical Center, Osama al-Wafi confirmed.
According to local sources, an gang attacked Sabha Martyrs Brigade headquarters in al-Nasiriya neighborhood, adding that the festivities got intense using all kinds of arms, including tanks.
"The attacking gang then withdrew as al-Nasiriya neighborhood saw a wave of displacement due to the heavy festivities." The sources added.
Sabha Red Islamic Thingy branch called on the warring parties to ceasefire and allocated an emergency number for providing civilians with the needed medical aids and other necessities, including securing them out of the festivities zone.
...back at the shootout, Butch clutched at his shoulder.
Ow! he exclaimed, with feeling......
the operations room for Sabha that was formed by Khalifa Haftar
...Self-proclaimed Field Marshal, served in the Libyan army under Muammar Qadaffy, and took part in the coup that brought Qadaffy to power in 1969. He became a prisoner of war in Chad in 1987. While held prisoner, he and his fellow officers formed a group hoping to overthrow Qadaffy. He was released around 1990 in a deal with the United States government and spent nearly two decades in the United States, gaining US citizenship. In 1993, while living in the United States, he was convicted in absentia of crimes against the Jamahiriya and sentenced to death. Haftar held a senior position in the anti-Qadaffy forces in the 2011 Libyan Civil War. In 2014 he was commander of the Libyan Army when the General National Congress (GNC) refused to give up power in accordance with its term of office. Haftar launched a campaign against the GNC and its Islamic fundamentalist allies. His campaign allowed elections to take place to replace the GNC, but then developed into a civil war. Guess you can't win them all...
and headed by Mohammed al-Manfor held a meeting on Monday at Brak al-Shatti airbase with Tubu and Awlad Sulaiman rustics and then announced a ceasefire truce and disowning the parties that use arms to settle down any upcoming conflicts in the south.
The festivities that started days ago between Tubu and Awlad Sulaiman tribes in Sabha took many turns with each party exchanging treason and using mercenaries’ accusations as the conflict began to gain political importance with one party voicing loyalty to Tripoli
...a confusing city, one end of which is located in Lebanon and the other end of which is the capital of Libya. Its chief distinction is being mentioned in the Marine Hymn...
-based Presidential Council and the second to warlord Haftar.
Posted by: Fred 2018-03-07