The General Gathering of Libyan Cities and Tribes has stated support for the Seventh Brigade and all armed formations working with it against the “militias controlling Tripoli and its state institutions.”
“The Presidential Council has three days from today to disband those militias.” The gathering’s statement warned.
The gathering, which was held in Tarhouna Saturday, called for handing over arms of militias to state authorities and surrendering criminals and violators to justice.
“All prisons under those militias’ control must be turned into the control of state authorities.” It added.
The statement also rejected any security measures that don’t lead to the immediate dissolution of militias in the Libyan capital, calling for forming a joint force of the army and the police to secure Tripoli and urging the UNSMIL to work seriously with all actors to establish peace and stability.
“All efforts should focus on the current issue in Tripoli and a committee should be formed to follow up on the decisions made today in the gathering.” The statement says.
The gathering was attended by many elders, dignitaries and tribesmen from western, southern and eastern Libya under the slogan “Together for Libya.”