UN envoy to Libya hails Bani Walid's role in southern Tripoli's calm

UN envoy to Libya hails Bani Walid's role in southern Tripoli's calm

January 21, 2019 - 19:14
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Written By: AbdulkaderAssad

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The Head of the UNSMIL, Ghassan Salame, has hailed the efforts of elders and dignitaries from Bani Walid in bringing clam and helping consolidate a ceasefire in southern Tripoli.

"Salame called sheikh Mohammed Al-Barghouthi and thanked him along with his companions for their efforts to broker a truce that ends clashes in south of the Libyan capital." UNSMIL tweeted Monday.

A delegation of 30 elders and dignitaries from Bani Walid arrived in Tripoli Sunday and met with Supreme Council of Reconciliation members in Tripoli to consolidate the ceasefire, and then they went to Tarhouna to talk to the elders in there.

Meanwhile, the Bani Walid delegation said Tripoli Protection Force had agreed with the 7th Brigade on the truce in southern Tripoli.

The 7th Brigade is to withdraw all vehicles and weapons and retreat to Tarhouna administrative borders.

The agreement, signed by Tarhouna Social Council and High Council of Elders in Tripoli, says all captives must be released and a ceasefire must take effect.

All warring parties agreed not to advance on southern Tripoli areas, including those forces from Tarhouna.

"There must be an apology to the residents of southern Tripoli for the loss of lives and properties due to the clashes in last August and September." The agreement says.