Fighting rages in Sabratha as delegation from central Libya arrives for reconciliation

Fighting rages in Sabratha as delegation from central Libya arrives for reconciliation

September 22, 2017 - 20:48
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Written by: AbdullahBenIbrahim

A man from Sabratha was killed and his wife is in critical condition after a random shell fell on their car on Friday as fighting between the city’s warring groups continues for the 6th consecutive day.

Local news reports said heavy clashes renewed on Friday between fighters of ISIS Fighting Operations Room and the 48th Battalion, both groups are under the Ministry of Defense of the Presidential Council.

Eyewitnesses said a fire broke out at a local resident’s house due to a random shell.

Elders from Misrata, Khomis and Zliten arrived in the city on Friday to reconcile between the two armed factions after the failure of the truce brokered by neighboring towns of Zawiya and Zintan two days ago.

Sources said the delegation arrived in the afternoon and will hold meetings with Sabratha elders and representatives from the warring groups in a bid to ease rising tensions.

Meanwhile, Chief of Sabratha Military Council has sent an urgent call to the UNSMIL and international organizations to intervene and evacuate the illegal immigrants from detention centers.