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Qatar brokers reconciliation between Libyan tribes

November 24, 2015 at 11:31 am

The Libyan Tebu and Tuareg tribes have signed a reconciliation agreement brokered by the State of Qatar, putting an end to a year of fighting in the town of Ubari, in the county’s south-east region, Anadolu news agency has reported. The heads of the tribal delegations reached the agreement after a week of talks in the Qatari capital, Doha.

The agreement stipulates the return of the displaced people of Ubari to their homes and the opening of the public road to the town. All armed activities in the town must cease forthwith.

A spokesman for the Social Council of the Tuareg in Libya, Al-Mgherbei Mohammed Saleh, told Anadolu that the agreement would come into full effect when the delegations return to Libya. “The agreement will stop the fighting between the two tribes and restore security and safety to the region,” he added.

According to Adam Rami, the head of the Tebu National Assembly, the Doha agreement is welcome. Calling on all parties to show good faith, he said that the deal “will restore peace and stability, and promote peaceful coexistence.”

The two Libyan tribes have been fighting since September last year. More than 300 people have been killed in the violence, with over 2,000 wounded.