Official calls for naming Murzuq a 'distressed town'

Official calls for naming Murzuq a 'distressed town'

August 28, 2019 - 21:07
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Written By: AbdulkaderAssad

Southern members at the Libyan High Council of State (HCS) have asked for declaring Murzuq in southern Libya a distressed town that needs urgent assistance.

The HCS members, in a meeting with the Head of Presidential Council Fayez Al-Sarraj, called for forming a fact-finding committee to document the damage and pave the way for the return of the displaced families.

"We call also for reconciliation between the local communities in Murzuq." The members added, then discussed service and development projects that were previously approved by the government in Murzuq, including linking the south with the rest of Libya by a land transportation line.

"The status of the south is a priority for us. We are eager also to preserve the social fabric of Murzuq and thus we call for the reconciliation efforts to be resumed as they were before the latest clashes." Al-Sarraj remarked.

Saleh Al-Makhzoum, Hammad Brikao, Mohammed Zidani and Mohammed Baqi were the HCS delegation in the meeting with Al-Sarraj.

Clashes have recently killed over 90 people and wounded over 200 in addition to displacing over 1200 people from the town, according to UN reports.

Tubu tribespeople have now seized full control of the town after the recent clashes that kicked off at the beginning of August.