Water flows back to Tripoli, saving Libyans from humanitarian crisis
Water supplies to residents of Tripoli and other western region cities have been restored two days after being cut off by gunmen loyal to Khalifa Haftar, calling for release of a relative of their detained by Special Deterrence Force in Tripoli for crimes.
Brigadier General Mohammed bin Nayel, a general under Haftar’s command, said water from the industrial river had begun flowing through its normal routes.
Bin Nayel added that the Man-made River project belongs to all Libyans and will not be affected by Libyan armed forces.
The authority in charge of the Man-made River, a pipe network supplying groundwater from the Sahara, also confirmed the resumption of supplies.
“The crisis of halting water supplies has ended and flows have started,” it said in a statement.