Warring parties sign ceasefire agreement in Libyan capital

Warring parties sign ceasefire agreement in Libyan capital

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

Bani Walid social council brokered Monday at Bab Albahr Hotel a ceasefire agreement between Supreme Council of Reconciliation of Tripoli and Tarhouna Elders Council to end clashes in southern Tripoli.

The signatories told reporters in a press conference earlier that the agreement says an immediate ceasefire must take effect, and all fighting groups must withdraw 15 kilometers away from their current positions so that the area from Fam Mulgha checkpoint in Tarhouna to southern Tripoli is secured by security departments in each of the districts and towns.

"We disown all criminals and fugitives who are wanted by both sides, we will exchange bodies and captives and resolve the displaced civilians' issues and then we will form a committee to oversee the ceasefire implementation." The agreement reads.

In the meantime, identical sources reported that during the ceasefire signing, there were clashes in Souq Al-Khamis Emsehel district and both parties exchanged accusations of violating the truce.

Fighting erupted last Wednesday in southern Tripoli after a similar one took the lives of over 100 people in last August and September.