Libya's Mufti urges Murzuq social communities to reconcile, warns against fighting

Libya's Mufti urges Murzuq social communities to reconcile, warns against fighting

August 08, 2019 - 20:58
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Written By: AbdulkaderAssad

The Libyan Mufti, Sheikh Al-Sadiq Al-Gharyani, has expressed sorrow over the recent killings in Murzuq in southern Libya, especially after the airstrikes of Khalifa Haftar's forces.

The Mufti called on Arab and Tubu communities in the town to reconcile and warned them against fighting driven by ethnic, tribal or retaliatory motives.

"The feuds are often fueled by foreign parties that use local individuals like war criminal Haftar as a tool in order to destabilize the country's security." Al-Gharyani said in his weekly program on Tanasuh TV on Wednesday.

He also called on the Presidential Council and the Interior Ministry to have real presence and intelligence in the southern region so they can know what is really happening in there.

The Mufti indicated that the southerners are in need for protection and security as well as services as they are now counting on the Presidential Council's government not on Haftar in order to see change happen in their district.

Libya's southern region, especially Murzuq, are witnessing deteriorating security and humanitarian conditions due to frequent clashes among local communities after the security vacuum left by the forces of Khalifa Haftar, knowing that they entered it in February then left heading to Tripoli.

Haftar's warplanes hit a gathering in Murzuq three days ago killing over 43 and injuring over 60 others.