Calm prevails in Libya's capital as security directorate unblocks war-hit roads

Calm prevails in Libya's capital as security directorate unblocks war-hit roads

September 26, 2018 - 20:17
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Written By: AbdulkaderAssad

The Tripoli Security Directorate began Wednesday morning reopening blocked roads and streets, taking away sand barriers and other destructive debris from areas of clashes in Tripoli.

In a statement, the directorate said this would help the city heal from the latest bloody clashes.

Tripoli violence broke on August 26 between two warring parties: Seventh Brigade of Trahouna along with Liwaa Al-Sumood against armed groups from inside Tripoli like Tripoli Revolutionaries Brigade and Special Deterrence Force, leaving behind dozens of deaths, injuries, missing and displaced people.

The warring parties agreed Tuesday to a new truce vowing to cease fire in a meeting held in Grabulli district.

They all vowed to stick to the Al-Zawiya-held meeting and its conditions, hence awaiting a statement by Tarhouna and then Tripoli voicing commitment to the ceasefire terms.

The new truce said there would be no arrests based on identification cards and there would be more efforts to reach reconciliation.

Both warring parties called on the Minister of Interior to form a force from Tarhouna, Tripoli and Qasir Benghashir's security departments in coordination with officers in the ministry since before 2011 to secure the clashes areas in line with the commander of the Tripoli military zone.

"A reconciliation commission should be also formed and the security arrangements committee should start working." The parties remarked, saying a delegation for the reconciliation committee should enter the clashes' zone with the newly formed committee and oversee the pullout of all armed formations.