Tawergha displaced population to return to their ransacked city in February 2018, Al-Serraj says

Prime Minister of GNA Al-Serraj is announcing the rerun of Tawergha IDPs to their city in February 2018. (Media Office of GNA)

The Prime Minister of the Libyan Government of National Accord Fayez Serraj said Tuesday that displaced Libyans from Tawergha city, some 240 km east of the capital Tripoli, will return home in February, 2018.

The internally displaced persons (IDPs) who allied with the forces of the toppled former leader Muammar Gaddafi during the 2011 uprising and fled their homes, will begin returning from next February 01, announced Al-Serraj, saying that necessary budget is to be allocated for compensations.

The GNA Prime Minister added that the move is part of efforts to achieve national reconciliation and to lay the foundation for building a state of law and institutions.

“I also issued instructions for the country’s security and services agencies to create necessary security conditions and provide basic needs for their safe and honorable return to their city,” the statement added.

The decision of the GNA came after a protest organized by hundreds of Tawerghans since Saturday, demanding returning to their city and implementing the reconciliation agreement signed in 2016 that allows their return.

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