Sabha tribes agree on a three-day ceasefire

Southern Elders and Notables discuss Sabha ceasefire
Southern Elders and Notables discuss Sabha ceasefire

The two conflicting tribes of Awlad Sulaiman and Gaddadfah in Sabh have agreed on a ceasefire that will last for three days and will start on Tuesday at 11.00 pm.

The truce was reached after the efforts of a committee made up of notables and elders from the southern region and Werfilla tribe, according to Zidan Najim, a member of the reconciliation committee.

“The truce is liable to be more than three days and it includes opening the closed roads and streets in the city and ending the armed clashes in all of the city’s parts.” Najim told the press.

He added that a joint committee from the two tribes will be formed to monitor the implementation of the ceasefire and report in violations to the reconciliation committee.

According to the Sabha Medical Centre, the fight in Sabha had left over 21 deaths and 60 injuries since it started last Thursday.

It’s worth mentioning that the fight was sparked by a monkey harassing a secondary school girl and taking off her scarf in the street, which then led to the killing of the monkey and its owner, setting off the clashes between the Gaddadfah tribe (monkey owners) and the Awlad Sulaiman tribe ( relatives of the girl).

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